Concerns raised over plans for new housing scheme

Plans for housing at Gloster  Hill farm and land south of Mariners View,  Amble

Plans for housing at Gloster Hill farm and land south of Mariners View, Amble

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Concerns have been raised over new housing plans which went on show at a public consultation event on Tuesday.

George F White is preparing an application for more than 40 homes in Amble, which are earmarked for Gloster Hill Farm and land south of Mariners View.

The draft proposals show 26 units, including 10 affordable bungalows provided by Isos Housing, at the plot south of Mariners View, and a further 18 homes at the Gloster Hill site – six of which would be farm-building conversions.

But a number of issues were raised by residents during the exhibition at the town’s Fourways 2 earlier this week.

Concerns included drainage, access, an increase in traffic, invasion of privacy to nearby existing homes and fears that it would have a detrimental impact on wildlife.

There were also worries over the sustainability of the site and fears that some properties would become holiday homes.

Planning consultant Stephanie Linnell, acting for and on behalf of George F White, said she was pleased with the turnout, with more than 80 people coming through the doors, and added that there had been positive feedback, as well as concerns. She added that the company is looking at issues raised, including highways and wildlife matters. George F White is aiming to submit an application later this year.

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