Another 16 council homes approved for county’s north

Coun Robert Arckless, ward member for Amble, Coun Allan Hepple, Northumberland County Council's policy board member for housing and David Leightly, site manager for Galliford Try Partnerships North.
Coun Robert Arckless, ward member for Amble, Coun Allan Hepple, Northumberland County Council's policy board member for housing and David Leightly, site manager for Galliford Try Partnerships North.
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Another 16 homes have been given the go-ahead in north Northumberland as the local authority’s affordable homes drive continues.

At last week’s meeting of Northumberland County Council’s planning and environment committee, plans for 16 properties on the former Embleton quarry site on the northern fringe of the village were approved.

The development will consist of four one-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom bungalows, six two-bedroom houses and two three-bedroom houses.

The scheme is part of the county council’s drive to build or support the development of 1,000 new social homes and it has committed at least £30million.

The Embleton plans follow the green light for 20 new council homes at Fairfield View in Shilbottle which were approved in September. The proposals also included the demolition of an industrial unit on the site, highway improvements to Ashfield Terrace and on-site drainage.

Meanwhile, a development of 48 homes is well under way on land in Amble. The development, on land south of Dandsfield Square, is set to consist of 12 one-bedroom flats, eight two-bedroom bungalows, 20 two-bedroom houses and eight three-bedroom houses.

All three of these schemes are in phase one with a target completion date in 2016.