Extra houses being built to meet demand

Building firm Taylor Wimpey North East is starting work on the third phase of its Crofton Grange housing development in Blyth.

The development currently consists of 170 homes, and a further 84 are being added to meet demand.

Sales director Karl Morton said: “Crofton Grange is proving popular with first-time buyers and growing families alike. We have been experiencing growing demand.”