Affordable homes make up bulk of new plans

The site of the proposed homes off Togston Road.
The site of the proposed homes off Togston Road.

A housing scheme which would provide a number of affordable homes in a north Northumberland village has been submitted to the county council.

Partner Construction has applied to build 31 properties on land east of Togston Court, off Togston Road in North Broomhill, of which 26 would be affordable to rent while five would be open-market houses.

The site is bounded to the north by fields, while to the west lies Togston Court, which comprises a mix of semi-detached and detached properties.

Directly to the south of the site on the opposite side of Togston Road (B3645) are 12 semi-detached homes which front onto the road.

It is proposed that the affordable homes will be managed by Riverside Homes Group, made up of a mix of 20 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom properties. The six market houses on the east of the site would have four bedrooms.

Development manager Andrew Williamson said: “Riverside is delighted to have the opportunity of providing new affordable homes for local people in Togston. The current economic climate means there is a high demand for affordable housing in Northumberland, particularly in rural areas.”

Matthew Spawton, land and partnerships manager at Partner Construction, added: “We have worked closely with Northumberland County Council to understand the housing needs and aspirations of people in Togston. The need for affordable homes in areas of Northumberland is growing all the time and unfortunately high house prices in these areas force the young and first-time buyers to move further and further away from their families and places of work.

“Working together with Riverside is an exciting partnership and we are confident that we can build on this relationship for many years to come. Collectively, we are extremely excited about the project and, in keeping with of all our developments, are mindful that this can be a scheme that the local community will be very proud of.”