Housing development resubmitted for Braid Hill
A housing development for Braid Hill has been resubmitted by Northumberland Estates, after they withdrew a previous proposal.
Described once again as a ‘Lifetime Neighbourhood’ the plans comprise 96 residential units which include a supported living block, and a mix of two and three bedroomed houses.
One main difference to the previous plans is that access to the development would come via Riverside Park, not across the Braid.
The previous proposal was withdrawn after planners had indicated it would not be approved.
Since then Northumberland Estates and NCC have been working on a re-designed development, which includes moving the Independent Supported Living Apartments to the eastern end of the site and updating the design to reduce scale and massing.
Northumberland Estates claim the Amble area has a significant need for independent supported living accommodation. The residential block will include 58 one and two bedroom apartments plus staff facilities. There are to be 40 two and three bedroom houses. The residential units will also include affordable housing.
Northumberland Estates’ development planner Guy Munden said: “Supported living promotes independence by enabling people to live in their own homes.
“Despite widespread support for the original planning application, some residents expressed concerns about the loss of open space at the Braid.
“In the new application, we have addressed those concerns in full, providing alternative access through the existing residential estate.”
Full plans can be seen on NCC’s website: Ref 23/04183/FUL