New homes look set to get the go-ahead from council

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Proposals for around 180 new homes near Bedlington look set to get the green light, despite heavy opposition from local residents.

Miller Homes is seeking outline permission for an 180-home development on land north of North Ridge to the west of Bedlington.

Around 18 of the properties (10 per cent) would be secured as affordable homes via a section 106 agreement.

The scheme has sparked an objection from West Bedlington Town Council and 120 objection letters from residents, while a petition of 197 signatures against the plans has also been received.

Nonetheless, the bid is recommended for approval at next Tuesday’s meeting of Northumberland County Council’s strategic planning committee.

At the same meeting, councillors are also being asked to approved plans for 24 new homes on the former Northumberland Church of England Academy site, in Newbiggin-by-the Sea.

The scheme has only sparked two objections, but the applicant is Arch, which is wholly owned by the county council and so the application will go to committee.