Application lodged for 52 more homes in coastal village

The proposed development site in Beadnell.
The proposed development site in Beadnell.

Plans for a development of 52 new homes in Beadnell, which was unveiled to the public earlier this year, have been lodged with the county council.

The scheme, for land west of the Wynding, on the right as you approach the village on the B1340, comes hot on the heels of the approval of Northumberland Estates’ bid for 45 new homes on land south of Kennedy Green.

In line with that planning permission, Hellens Land Ltd’s proposals would also be subject to a section 106 legal agreement for all the homes to be for permanent residents to try to mitigate against the increasing level of second and holiday homes in the village.

According to a planning statement, the ‘high-quality homes would meet a range of needs and address the current population and housing market imbalance in the village’.

Of the 52, 44 would be three, four and five-bedroom detached and semi-detached properties, ‘specifically designed to be attractive to families’, four would be three-bedroom bungalows ‘to meet the needs of older and less mobile residents’ and the remaining eight would be affordable homes.

Last month, we reported that this scheme could be bought by Arch, the development company wholly owned by Northumberland County Council, to provide homes to let to local people.
While the application does not make clear if this remains a possibility, Arch Developments is named as one of the applicants.