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Affordable Housing

also known as: Affordable Housing.

Find out about Northumberland's Affordable Housing Programme.

Northumberland Affordable Housing Programme

With over 8000 people currently registered for housing in Northumberland, there is a high need for more affordable housing to be provided across the county.

Housing Services Affordable Housing team has developed a detailed programme to enable the delivery of 2,135 new affordable homes by 2018. The new homes will be delivered through three main routes:

  • The council building homes
  • Registered Providers (eg ISOS, Four Housing, Bernicia, HfN)
  • The council securing homes through planning agreements with private developers (Section 106 agreements)

The Affordable Housing Programme 2014

  • 179 new council homes to rent in Blyth
  • 48 new council homes to rent in Amble
  • 12 ‘extra care’ apartments in Haltwhistle
  • 6 council sites are going through the planning process which will deliver in the region of 113 new homes by 2015/16

Planning permission is being sought for new homes in:

  • Embleton (16)
  • Shilbottle (20)
  • Blyth (26)
  • Wooler (9)
  • Berwick (42)

Further new sites are being identified across the county in co-operation with Registered Providers, land owners, and private developers/builders.

To be considered for a property you must apply to join Homefinder which is the council’s housing allocation service.  Find out more about Homefinder here