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PS55m of new housing plans revealed for town.

Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno

PLANS for a PS55m housing development in Northumberland, which could create more than 100 jobs, have been unveiled.

Developer Hindhaugh Homes wants to build up to 500 new homes on land off Acklington Road in Amble.

They have now appointed planning consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP) to carry out a public consultation.

Residents will be asked what types of homes they would like to see built and if they think the proposed number of properties is appropriate. Around 1,000 leaflets have been sent out to residents and the surrounding neighbourhoods outlining the proposed development.

Phil Jones, planning director at NLP in Newcastle, said: "The site is sustainably located and well-suited to residential development.

"Northumberland County Council's emerging core strategy identifies a need for 600 new homes in Amble between 2011 and 2031.

"The development of this site for approximately 500 new homes will contribute towards meeting this need.

"As well as a range of attractive houses this site will also include an element of affordable housing and the potential for new public open space and a children's play area."

NLP said the housing development will create 55 construction jobs and a further 80 roles in the supply chain.

Amble councillor Robert Arckless said: "I am not against new homes being built but they have to be the right type and in the right place.

"I expect we are going to get more consultations like this as it is quite clear Amble is a very popular place.

"The number of tourists coming to the town has grown enormously and that is quite attractive for developers."

The consultation event takes place today at the Amble Development Trust on Dilston Terrace, Amble, from 2pm to 7pm. The project team will be available to discuss the proposals and answer any questions.

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Date:Oct 3, 2016
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