North Felling is made up of the Nest North, Nest South, Brandling, Felling Housing and Stoneygate estates.
Many properties were built during the 1930s and some terraces were constructed before 1919. The area also has some unique new housing at BoKlok and St James' Village.
The area is separated by the Felling Bypass, one of the main transport routes connecting Gateshead to Newcastle and the rest of the region. It is well connected to public transport facilities and has two Tyne and Wear Metro stations. There is a large industrial area to the north of the Bypass.
The Gateshead International Stadium is located in the area and offers a range of sport and leisure facilities to residents and visitors.
Neighbourhood Action Plan
The North Felling Neighbourhood Action Plan identifies the main challenges facing this neighbourhood as:
- estates cutt off by roads, railway and industrial sites
- few neighbourhood facilities and poor access to the centre of the area
- poor quality and not enough open spaces
- poor conditions in many homes
- not enough choice of housing
- contaminated land around the former Felling Pit
We've developed a number of projects to tackle these problems and improve conditions in the wider neighbourhood. These projects are:
- new build houses to offer larger family homes
- neighbourhood management
- better regulation of private sector landlords and tenants
- selective demolition of a small number of properties
- new and improved open space
Lots of work has already been done to improve conditions in North Felling.
So far we've:
- built new homes at BoKlok
- started the clearance of some properties to make way for new build homes
- started to build new social housing and homes designed for elderly residents on Carlisle Street in Brandling
- improved homes in Nest House Road, Cemetery Road and the Nest Estate
- worked with local Street Representatives to improve the quality of life in the neighbourhood
- worked with landlords to improve the management of private rented properties and tenants