More details are unveiled about housing scheme

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The building firm constructing 66 homes in Longhoughton has unveiled more details about the scheme.

Award-winning housebuilder Story Homes is working on the project at Station Road, after the reserved-matters application was approved a few weeks ago.

The development will be named Chancel Place and will feature a collection of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, including a number of affordable properties.

The first homes are due to be released in early summer of this year.

The company’s website states: ‘As well as boasting a high specification throughout, these homes will feature attractive exteriors incorporating brick, render and stone, adding to the charm of the area and creating the stunning street scenes.’

Managing director for Story Homes North East, Ian Worgan, said: “2017 is already proving to be a busy and successful year for Story Homes in the region.

“Just four years after launching our first development in the region, Chancel Place will bring us to 10 sites across Northumberland, County Durham, Teesside, North and Tyneside.

“We expect Chancel Place to be very popular.”

The company says that the scheme is set to create job opportunities for local people and businesses in the area, including in the supply chain and subcontractors.

Story Homes has not yet released availability or prices, but to register an interest or for more information, visit the website www.storyhomes.co.uk/developments/chancel-place/

While the reserved matters application received no objections – and was therefore approved by planning officers under delegated powers – the outline scheme had been opposed by a number of residents, primarily due to fears over flooding and road safety.