Persimmon to build new homes in Amble

Posted on 15th January 2020 | in Community

Design plans have now been lodged for 272 houses on land at the entrance to Amble

Image from Persimmon planning application

The new housing at Percy Drive will now be built by Persimmon/Charles Church after the land was sold to them by Cheviot Holdings.

Outline planning permission was given to Cheviot Holdings in October 2017 and the company intended to commence building.

But due to personal circumstances within the company, executive chairman Maurice Sewell decided to sell the land.

He told The Ambler, “Due to tragic circumstances in the organisation last year, I found myself having to deal with all the issues on my own. I decided the best way to keep the development rolling was to dispose of the site to Persimmon.”

Cheviot Holdings still intend to progress their second site on the A1068 at the entrance to Amble. The Hauxley View development of 166 homes received outline planning permission in 2017.


“We are still considering the Hauxley View site. We are hoping we can come back and play a full role in Amble. We are also still supporting the initiatives we promised in Amble – especially the Amble Youth Project,” said Maurice.

Layout of Persimmon houses at Percy Drive

At the beginning of the year, Persimmon lodged their plans for 3 – 6 bedroom properties on the Percy Drive site, with 15% being designated affordable housing. You can see the application on NCC’s planning website. Ref: 19/04919/REM


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