Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhoods

Making changes in the city to create safer, cleaner and greener neighbourhoods 

We are developing plans to improve neighbourhoods across the city, aimed at reducing traffic on local streets. With less vehicles cutting or speeding through streets the area will be more attractive and safer for people who live there and for children to play. These types of changes also encourage more people to walk and cycle on short local journeys, which is good for everybody.

We recently set out proposals for parts of the city including Arthur’s Hill, Fenham and Heaton and we intend to roll this programme out to more areas (see information below). To help us develop proposals, we are asking residents to tell us about any issues or concerns we need to consider.

You may also like to look at ideas that have been previously submitted during our Streets for People consultations in:

Go here to find out more information on how the schemes work

Arthur’s Hill, Fenham and Heaton proposals

Many thanks to everyone for your comments on our proposals to create safer, cleaner and greener neighbourhoods in Arthur’s Hill, Fenham and Heaton. Feedback on the proposals closed on 7 December 2021.

A lot of the comments received were positive, with some people asking us to be bolder but some residents have raised some potential issues, which this process is designed to tease out.

Our team is busy reviewing responses and we will share the final designs for each area in early 2022.

You can see the proposals by clicking on the online form or pdf for each area below:

Arthurs Hill online form or Arthur's Hill (pdf)

Fenham online form or Fenham (pdf)

Heaton online form or Heaton (pdf)

Developing proposals for other parts of the city

We’re asking residents in other parts of the city to tell us about any issues or concerns we may need to consider to develop proposals for their area. You can also email us at neighbourhoods@newcastle.gov.uk or call 0191 278 2767.

Please tell us by 31 January 2022 to help us tackle the issues that matter to you.

Areas include:

Jesmond (East)

We will update you soon on proposals for your area to reduce traffic levels and make local streets safer. Please email us at neighbourhoods@newcastle.gov.uk or call 0191 278 2767 to tell us about further issues we need to consider.

Some of the issues that have previously been raised include:

  • Vehicles cutting through residential streets particularly Shortridge Terrace and Osborne Avenue to avoid queues on Jesmond Road;
  • Parking and road safety issues on residential streets, particularly at junctions; and
  • Parking and traffic volumes on Jesmond Dene Road.

Shieldfield:

You can use our  online map to  tell us about issues in your local area that we need to consider. You can also email us at neighbourhoods@newcastle.gov.uk or call 0191 278 2767.This information will be used to develop proposals for your area.

Some of the issues that have previously been raised include:

  • Speeding on Shieldfield Lane;
  • Traffic on Simpson Terrace and Shield Street;
  • Traffic at pick up and drop off at Christ Church CE Primary School; and
  • Parking on Rock Terrace and parking / loading in the Boyd Street area.

Ouseburn Valley

You can use our  online map  to tell us about issues in your local area that we need to consider. You can also email us at neighbourhoods@newcastle.gov.uk or call 0191 278 2767.This information will be used to develop proposals for your area.

Some of the issues that have previously been raised include:

  • Traffic volumes and speeds on Lime Street and Stepney Road/Bank;
  • Inconsiderate parking across the area; and
  • Dangerous crossing points for people at junctions.

West Fenham

You can use our  online map    to tell us about issues in your local area that we need to consider. You can also email us at neighbourhoods@newcastle.gov.uk or call 0191 278 2767.This information will be used to develop proposals for your area.

Some of the issues that have previously been raised include:

  • Drop off and pick up times in the vicinity of local schools;
  • Speeding and traffic levels on Netherby and Lanercost Drives and the roads between them;
  • Traffic speed and volume on roads between Pooley Road and Slatyford Lane;
  • Traffic volumes on Westerhope Gardens and Bavington Drive; and
  • Traffic volumes on Silverhill Drive as people try to avoid the West Road.

Kenton

You can use our  online map  to tell us about issues in your local area that we need to consider. You can also email us at neighbourhoods@newcastle.gov.uk or call 0191 278 2767.This information will be used to develop proposals for your area.

Some of the issues that have previously been raised include:

  • Traffic volumes and speeds on Millfield Avenue, Creighton Avenue and The Crossway;
  • Traffic speeds on Halewood Avenue, Hazeldene Avenue and Hillsview Avenue;
  • Traffic volumes on Shrigley Gardens and Southwood Gardens; and
  • Drop off and pick up times in the vicinity of St Cuthberts RC Primary School.
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