More houses proposed in Amble: could this be a tipping point?

Posted on 25th April 2022 | in Community

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.

The area outlined in red shows where the additional 60 houses would go. See planning ref: 22/01138/FUL

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.

This includes:
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)

Housing developments begun, finished and proposed in and around Amble since 2014

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?

Anna Williams







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One thought on "More houses proposed in Amble: could this be a tipping point?"

  1. Robin Taylor says:

    Too much. Have the authorities established that Amble has the necessary roads, schools, doctors, dentists, sewage systems etc. to cope with the predicted expansion? I doubt it, let’s see the proof that they have.

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