East Newcastle Quayside (Hansard, 3 December 1990)
HC Deb 03 December 1990 vol 182 cc26-7W
Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is willing to consider alternative proposals to the Godfrey Bradman scheme for the redevelopment of east Newcastle quayside that are acceptable to the principal objectors to the Bradman scheme.

Mr. Portillo

[holding answer 30 November 1990]: The Tyne and Wear development corporation considered a number of proposals before developing its preferred option. It is for the development corporation to consider any new proposals which might be put to it.

Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment who are the principal shareholders in the company chosen by the Tyne and Wear urban development corporation to develop the east quayside site in Newcastle; and how much public money is to be invested in the project.

Mr. Portillo

[holding answer 30 November 1990]: The selection of a preferred developer, and matters relating to that development, are the responsibility of the Tyne and Wear development corporation. No decision has yet been taken by Government on the total amount of public money which might be provided for the east quayside project.

Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest timetable for the development of the east Newcastle quayside; when the project was first announced; and how much building work has been carried out to date.

Mr. Portillo

[holding answer 30 November 1990]: The timetable for development is a matter for Tyne and Wear development corporation and the developer jointly to determine. The announcement of the selection of a preferred scheme was made in September 1988. The following works have been carried out on the site to date: demolition of dangerous buildings and walls, removal of Ballast Hill and retaining wall, excavation of old foundations and cleaning out of underground pitch tunnel, clearance of pigeon loft site, and archaeological excavation works.

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