Pushing forward with second stage of development

Alnmouth Boys' Club
Alnmouth Boys' Club

Following the completion of new affordable homes in a Northumberland seaside village, the site across the road is now set to be developed.

In 2011, Northumberland Estates was awarded planning permission for 10 apartments on the site of the former boys’ club in Alnmouth, but then sold the site on to Sturton Grange Developments.

Four Housing affordable homes development, Foxton Road, Alnmouth

Four Housing affordable homes development, Foxton Road, Alnmouth

The firm is currently building a 13-home scheme on the opposite side of Foxton Road on the former allotments site, where the first phase of affordable homes, known as Lint Gardens, has been completed.

According to documents submitted with the planning application, the new proposal for a short terrace of five two-storey linked houses with detached garages and visitor parking is envisaged as a ‘sister development’ to Lint Gardens.

The statement explains that the original Estates bid for apartments was due to the limited size of the site, but that subsequent market research ‘concluded that there is little demand for flats in Alnmouth’.

However, there is high demand for traditional housing as well as for more modern low-cost homes better served by garaging and parking.

Therefore, Sturton Grange Developments has bought additional land to the west and to the north to expand the site and allow for new houses.

Other bids for new homes

Craster: A bid to redevelop the site of the former Bark Pots tearoom, at 9 West End, by building up to six new homes has been lodged with the county council.

Rennington: An amended outline scheme for 11 homes – eight detached and three affordable terraced properties – has been submitted for land at Castle Back with new access to Church Street and the demolition of 3 The Barn. In October, plans by Northumberland Estates for 15 new homes – 10 open-market and five affordable – on land to the east of North Farm, on the road to Rock, was submitted.