About the Valley Regeneration News about Ouseburn developments from PfP igloo * Latest news November 2019 - building work starts on Steenbergs Yard - see the update sheet here* PfP igloo are a major developer in the Ouseburn area. In 2012, the government housing agency Homes England and Newcastle City Council entered into an agreement for PfP igloo to develop a number of ex-industrial sites in the Ouseburn for residential-led regeneration. Between 2012 and 2013, PfP igloo held a series of consultations to discuss the potential of these future developments on these site. A summary of the community feedback has been produced by them and can be downloaded by clicking this link. Between 2014 and 2017, "The Malings” was built on the former ice factory site, a small development of seventy-six homes. In 2018 planning permission was granted for twenty-eight more homes with a ground floor for office space to be built on Lower Steenberg's Yard, next to the Toffee Factory. You can still view the information boards and images of the initial design work in this pdf file: Lower Steenbergs Yard - history and development of site and new scheme proposals. And you can view the final images of the scheme submitted for planning here: Lower Steenbergs Yard new scheme proposals v.2. The building of these homes and offices began in November 2019. The next phase of PfP igloo's development focuses on the sites around the mouth of the Ouseburn. They have recently produced this information to update people on their progress to date. It is expected that this development will emerge over the next 5 years. Details of further site visits, information sessions and consultations will be published here and in the Ouseburn Trust Planning and Development e-newsletter. For updates on this development, sign up for the Ouseburn Trust e-newsletter and tick that you’re interested in the Planning and Development Issues. See our regeneration page for more background and current information.