Homes coming thick and fast in Amble

The latest development in Amble, this one featuring up to 272 homes, could be given the green light next week.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 26th September 2017, 4:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 9:33 am
An indicative layout of the homes proposed for Percy Drive.
An indicative layout of the homes proposed for Percy Drive.

At Tuesday’s meeting of Northumberland County Council’s strategic planning committee, members are recommended to approve the outline application for land north-east of Amble Sewage Treatment Works, off Percy Drive.

At its last meeting, earlier this month, the committee gave the go-ahead to an outline bid for up to 500 homes to the south and south-east of James Calvert Spence College, off Acklington Road.

This latest scheme, which would take the total number of new homes approved in the Friendliest Port since the start of September to 772, was one of two unveiled by Barton Willmore and Cheviot Holdings in March. The second – known as Hauxley View – is for 166 homes to the west of the A1068.

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The Percy Drive scheme would feature a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced properties.

The developer will be required to sign a section 106 legal agreement to provide a total of 15 per cent affordable homes, equating to 27 for social rent and 14 for sale at discount market value or shared ownership. Financial contributions will also be sought for education, healthcare, sport and play, and ecological mitigation.