North Northumberland is in line for 3,740 new homes up to 2031, of which 35 per cent would be affordable as part of the county’s core strategy.
Consultation is about to start on the document, which sets out the county council’s preferred options for housing and employment from 2011 to 2031.
It puts forward suggested growth figures for each main town and service centre based on new forecasts and looking closely at the opportunities and constraints within each.
In the north Northumberland area, Alnwick and Berwick are set as the main towns and the preferred level of growth for Alnwick would require an additional 1,000 homes and five hectares of employment land.
To the south of the town, at Greensfield, is deemed a strategic area that could take 500 of these properties.
Belford and Seahouses, Rothbury and Wooler are deemed service centres. The plan suggests provision is made for 200 properties in Belford, 300 in Seahouses, 380 in Rothbury and 380 in Wooler, with another 580 across the rest of the north area.
Amble is also a main town, but within the south-east area, and the document suggests an area to the south-west of the town could accommodate 580 dwellings, although half of these include the approved scheme at Mark’s Bridge.