Bid for more South Shields demolitions as town regeneration plans ramp up


Earlier this month, South Tyneside Council submitted a request to its own planning department to demolish a number of buildings in the town.

New plans have called for a terrace of two-storey buildings, stretching from the corner of Cornwallis Street to Coronation Street to Waterlook Square, opposite Asda.

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A CGI of what a refurbished South Tyneside College could look like as part of wider regeneration plans for the town.

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Many buildings have already been used as offices.

According to a planning application submitted to council planners, the properties are ‘vacant and surplus to council requirements’.

It adds: ‘The properties have been acquired by South Tyneside Council for demolition to make way for future development of the area as part of the town center regeneration scheme.’

Demolition plans have been submitted for Coronation Street, South Shields.

The latest plans come against a backdrop of regeneration work in the city, including acquisitions and demolitions at key sites.

Demolition plans have been submitted for Coronation Street, South Shields.

The scheme received a boost earlier this year with confirmation that the college is among 62 institutions vying for a share of more than £400million to upgrade Department for Education buildings and campuses.

The bulldozing supply of the Cornwallis Street and Coronation Street buildings is subject to a decision by council planners.

This includes a decision on the need for authorization for demolition.

South Tyneside Council has not confirmed the intended future use of the site, but planning documents confirm that it is part of wider regeneration plans for the town.

A council spokesman said: “The council’s regeneration plans for South Shields town center focus on unlocking land for redevelopment and creating the environment and infrastructure for private sector investment. .

“The demolitions and acquisition of land and property are essential to ensure that the sites are ‘shovel ready’ for future development, which will be part of the consultation events planned later this year.

“Increasing attendance is paramount and we are exploring different ways to achieve this, through the proposed college move, increasing residential population and hospitality.”

A decision on the request is expected to be made in the coming months.


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