Affordable homes plan progressing

An affordable housing scheme in Blyth is progressing through one of the first schemes in Northumberland County Council’s building and renovation programme.

The development at South Newsham will see 66 new properties developed on council-owned land just off the A1061 and South Newsham Road.

The new development will comprise a range of one bedroom flats and two-bedroom bungalows, as well as two, three and four-bedroom homes.

The development is part of Northumberland County Council’s new affordable homes programme, and adds to the regeneration of Hodgsons Road Estate and the new houses being built at Tynedale Drive in Blyth, with the three sites totaling 179 new social homes.

The schemes have all received funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Coun Allan Hepple, Northumberland County Council’s policy board member for planning, housing and regeneration, said: “This further high quality housing scheme in Blyth demonstrates the council’s commitment to bring hundreds of new affordable homes to the parts of Northumberland where they are most needed.

“We have committed to investing at least £30m in a comprehensive affordable housing programme.”