Bid for another block of luxury apartments

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

An extra block of apartments has been proposed alongside an under-construction scheme on the waterfront in a north Northumberland town.

In the summer, the first block in the Coble Quay development, in Amble, was completed.

It’s part of an application, which was approved last year, for three food outlets, an office facility and 17 apartments on the water’s edge, split over three blocks.

Now, another bid has been submitted to Northumberland County Council, for a fourth block on a site immediately adjacent to the other three.

As with the previous scheme, the site is part of Amble Boatyard, off Coquet Street, and the land in question is no longer required for its current use.

No demolition of any structures or buildings is required to accommodate the new development.

The new residential block would be five storeys, comprising six two-bedroom apartments and two four-bedroom duplex apartments.

The apartments at Coble Quay are part of a major transformation of this part of town, situated as they are between the new Harbour Village and Amble Marina.

A design and access statement says: ‘The aim of the development is to continue the good work established on the previous application to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the coast, while providing the local community with a quality development that will help energise the local economy’.

On the scale, it adds: ‘The block has been designed in relation to the established height of the approved block of three. The width of the block is wider, however, which results in a marginally higher peak’.