THE first homes in a vast new development have gone on sale to the public.

Bellway North East has put a range of houses at Abbey Heights near Ponteland on the market.

Part of the wider Callerton regeneration of up to 3,000 new homes, Abbey Heights will comprise 95 houses and nine apartments for sale as well as 20 affordable homes for rent or shared ownership.

Emma Chesterton, head of sales at Bellway North East, said: “There has been a great deal of interest in the homes at Abbey Heights, which is part of an exciting new neighbourhood taking shape just six miles from Newcastle city centre.

“The release of these first plots for sale means buyers now have the opportunity to secure their dream home at this sought-after development, and there is a wide range of properties to suit people at various stages of the property ladder. As well as 20 affordable homes, we are pleased to be providing six discounted market value properties for local people.”