Plans for shops, office space and homes lodged

Impression of the Coble Quay development at Amble
Impression of the Coble Quay development at Amble

Plans have been lodged to build a mix of food outlets, apartments and office space in a seaside town.

The scheme, submitted by Tony Pull of Coble Developments Ltd, is earmarked for The Boatyard, Coquet Street, Amble.

It consists of three food outlets, an office facility and 17 apartments on the water’s edge.

The apartments would be predominantly four-storey buildings split into three blocks, although the northern most block would make use of the habitable roof space.

There would also be refuse storage to serve the site, to be named Coble Quay.

A design and access statement says that the aim of the development is to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the coast, while providing the local community with a quality development that will also energise the economy in the area.

The existing site formerly served as additional space to the adjacent boatyard, but is no longer required for its current use.

Car-parking provision would be 15 for retail and 21 for residential.

If approved, the development would add to a major transformation of this part of town, following approval last year of separate applications for a Harbour Village and work at Amble Marina, submitted by different parties.

The Marina plans include construction of holiday chalets, extension of the marina building and renovating Coquet Street car park.