Hundreds of new homes proposed in Amble

Acklington Road in Amble
Acklington Road in Amble

Major proposals for hundreds of new homes in Amble are to be unveiled to the public at a consultation event next week.

Flyers have been sent out to residents to invite them to an exhibition relating to the proposed construction of around 500 homes on land to the south-east of Acklington Road.

The drop-in event, being held by planning consultants Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners, takes place at the Fourways 2 building, on Dilston Terrace, from 2pm until 7pm on Monday.

The flyer explains that the proposal ‘is to develop the site to provide a range of high-quality family homes within Amble. The site is sustainably located and well-suited to residential development’.

It adds: ‘The council’s emerging core strategy identifies a need for 600 new homes in Amble between 2011 and 2031. The development of this site for approximately 500 new homes will contribute towards meeting this need’.

However, on the issue of housing numbers, it is worth pointing out that 250 new homes on land at Mark’s Bridge were approved in the summer of 2013 and a revised scheme for 42 new homes at Gloster Hill is currently with the county council.

Monday’s consultation event comes hot on the heels of the public drop-in in Amble last week for the hotel and bar/restaurant bid.