Praise for housing scheme from MP

MP for Blyth Valley Ronnie Campbell recently visited a key Miller Homes development of new family properties.

Friday, 1st April 2016, 7:30 am
Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell, third from left, with representatives from Miller Homes and NHBC at the Wheatfields development.

Just three miles from the Northumberland coastline, on the edge of Seaton Delaval village, Wheatfields is a neighbourhood of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom homes in a semi-rural setting.

Part completed, it consists of 190 units – which comprises 133 private units, 28 affordable homes and 29 discounted sale units, where the initial and all subsequent sale prices are capped, for eligible purchasers, at 80 per cent of the open market value.

The visit was organised by NHBC, warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, to showcase high quality new housing in the North East.

Mr Campbell said: “I was delighted to visit this excellent housing development in my constituency.

“Over the last five years, there has been the lowest level of home building since the 1920s and home ownership has fallen every year since 2010, declining by more than 200,000.

“The gap between the number of homes being built and the number of homes people need is unprecedented – over 100,000 each year.

“This fantastic development, which features a selection of high quality affordable homes, will help provide much-needed family homes in Seaton Delaval.

“We need to keep the pressure on the Government and they need to listen to the widespread concern regarding the housing crisis.”