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Building on feedback from residents and businesses, our Ambition for North Tyneside lays out a number of bold projects reflecting the authority’s ambition around ‘our people’, ‘our place’ and ‘our economy’ themes.

It focuses on the needs of every part of the borough and sets out how the Council hopes to help shape North Tyneside and make sure it is fit for the futur


What we want to achieve

Through a series of bold proposals through the North Shields masterplan we aim to transform the town centre and riverside into an environment where people choose to live, work and spend their leisure time.

What we are doing now

Ambition for North Shields and the Fish Quay

Following funding from the North of Tyne Combined Authority, work has been progressed to develop a Masterplan for North Shields Town Centre and Fish Quay.  

The Masterplan sets out a vision for the town centre and comprises a series of projects which, collectively, will transform the town centre and create opportunities for new commercial and residential developments as well as investment in the public transport infrastructure and public realm. In addition to the heritage-based projects referred to above, the Masterplan proposes improvements to key gateways into the town centre, improvements to the highway network and public realm to improve the appearance of the town centre and enhance the visitor experience, and new town centre new housing identified for the former Tyne Brand Site and Unicorn House. 

We have successfully secured funding through the Transforming Cities Fund for major transport infrastructure projects. Our proposals are for a new integrated transport facility within North Shields Town Centre which will link bus and Metro services and provide a better customer experience. Our bid also includes highway improvements within North Shields Town Centre as well as proposals for a walkway from the town centre to the Fish Quay to improve pedestrian connectivity.

Find out more about our Ambition for North Shields plan.