More houses proposed in Amble: could this be a tipping point?
Plans have been submitted for a further 60 dwellings on a site which has already had 166 homes approved. Persimmon have submitted the plans to squeeze in the extra houses on land north west of Hauxley Moor House on the A1068, bringing the total proposed on the site to 226.
This application comes after the introduction of the long awaited Northumberland Local Plan, which identifies that Amble requires 540 additional dwellings between 2016-2036. (That was not a maximum figure). The Plan was formally adopted by Northumberland County Council (NCC) on 31 March 2022, and forms the guidelines upon which subsequent housing developments will be assessed.
Amble residents will not need reminding that the town has been inundated with new housing in recent years. 776 dwellings have begun or been finished since 2016.
Coquet Grange (257)
Hauxley Grange (272)
Gloster Hill Farmhouse (42)
St Cuthberts (13)
Longstone Manor (185)
Hindhaugh Homes/Artique (7)
But Amble also has an additional 873 homes in various stages of NCC’s Planning pipeline. These can be seen on the map below:
[#7] Hindhaugh Homes site off Acklington Rd (500)
[#14] Coble Marina (54)
[#9] New Persimmon site on A1068 (166)
[#16] Northumberland Estates on Braid Hill/North Bank (93)
[#9] Additional Persimmon homes on above site (60)
A Council Planning Officer said “With the new Local Plan now adopted and having full weight in the determination of planning applications, we are now in a much stronger position to be able to manage the scale of new housing necessary to permit across the county.”
With this in mind, the Ambler asks: might it be possible to halt the flow of developments with immediate effect?