New affordable homes in north Northumberland coastal village

A view from the air towards Beadnell. Copyright Horizon Aerial Photography.
A view from the air towards Beadnell. Copyright Horizon Aerial Photography.

A new development of affordable housing will provide family homes in a Northumberland village, which has a high number of second homes.

MP Sir Alan Beith officially opened the £1.8million scheme in Beadnell yesterday alongside two of the new residents, Raymond and Christine Bell.

Social landlord Isos has developed the new homes on Kennedy Green, off Meadow Lane, helping the residents to remain in the area at a time when locals can be priced out by second-home owners.

As the Gazette revealed last year, an astonishing 54 per cent of Beadnell’s 589 properties were registered as second homes for council tax purposes.

Isos has developed 10 houses and four bungalows exclusively for local people to live in at an affordable rent.

For full story, see Thursday’s Northumberland Gazette.

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