Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

New Life Beckons in Resurgent Area; Homemaker Editor Karen Overbury Shares the Secret of a Newly-Launched Development Hidden in a Quiet Corner of Newcastle

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

New Life Beckons in Resurgent Area; Homemaker Editor Karen Overbury Shares the Secret of a Newly-Launched Development Hidden in a Quiet Corner of Newcastle

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Byline: homemaker editor Karen Overbury

IF you haven't visited Longbenton, in Newcastle, for a few years, you really should. You would be amazed by the dramatic change.

The area had a reputation for sad homes and soulless streets plus rising crime levels and anti-social behaviour.

Many parts were welcoming and popular with residents but the whole lot seemed tainted with the same bad reputation.

However, a major regeneration project, including builders George Wimpey and Yuill Homes, has breathed new life into Longbenton, which now has new homes, new shops and new community facilities.

A new feeling of pride has grown up.

Developers Yuill are now building the final new homes, on their Queensbury development, and have recently opened a new site in a quiet corner of nearby Benton.

Balliol Mews is sure to be another success story for Yuill. It is a small development, just 42 properties in three tried, tested and popular styles.

Close to open green land and being built around a no-through road, it promises to be an attractive spot hidden from the bustle, yet with easy access to roads, buses and the Metro.

It is also close to a range of shops and Goathlands First School, ideal for young families or first-time buyers.

Yuill is building three styles - the two-bedroom Vermont and the threebedroom Salisbury and Linden types.

The Vermont is a clever two-storey, two bedroom and two-bathroom house, ideal for a range of buyers from an individual wanting space, to a couple buying their first home together or empty nesters seeking a low maintenance property. But the Vermont is also ideal for someone wanting to rent out a room or for two friends buying together to get a step on the property ladder. Good storage, a bathroom and en suite guarantee space and privacy for each buyer.

The Linden is a more traditional three-storey home, again with a bathroom and an en suite and the wardrobes and storage fitted as standard in all Yuill homes.

The development has an inviting showhome, a two-and-a-half storey Salisbury. The open-plan ground floor has living/dining and kitchen area plus understairs cupboard. …

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