Controversial housing plan earmarked for change

Residents in Amble who are unhappy with the proposed Gloster Hill development.
Residents in Amble who are unhappy with the proposed Gloster Hill development.

Significant changes could be made to a controversial scheme to build 44 homes on the outskirts of Amble, which may lead to the submission of a new planning bid.

An application was lodged with Northumberland County Council last year on behalf of Clark Homes Ltd and Mr I Forsyth for the properties, including 10 affordable houses, at Gloster Hill. While the site is listed as Amble, it officially falls into Warkworth parish.

Nearby residents have raised a number of concerns about the scheme, including issues such as flooding, impact on wildlife and dangerous road junctions.

However, at the Thursday, February 12, meeting of Amble Town Council, clerk Elaine Brown told members that changes could be afoot.

She said: “I have spoken to the agent of the applicant and I have been told that they are looking at making significant amendments to the plans if the client agrees.

“If so, another planning application is likely to be submitted to the county council by the end of February/beginning of March.”

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