Proposal lodged for social properties to '˜meet a local need'

Plans have been submitted to build 14 social houses in Hadston, which would all be available for affordable rent.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 14 September, 2018, 14:00
Coun Scott Dickinson

The scheme has been drawn up by Karbon Homes (formerly Isos Housing) and the site is earmarked for land along St John’s Estate.

The development would comprise a mix of two, three-bedroom, five-person houses; four, two-bedroom, three-person bungalows; and eight, one-bedroom, two-person flats.

Site access would be off St John’s Estate, with a new access road created. There would be provision for 24 car-parking spaces.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The scheme has also been revised. At the pre-planning application stage, 22 dwellings were put forward, but, following concerns raised, the bid has been tweaked.

Druridge Bay county councillor Scott Dickinson said that the proposal has sparked a mixed response from residents, with some in favour, while others are concerned about its location and access.

He said: “Karbon owns this site. Our community is in desperate need of small properties for the elderly and this scheme provides this and I want to make sure that the most vulnerable people in the community are heard.

“But there are also concerns, so it is about striking a balance and I will do my best to represent all of the views.”