Affordable housing

This page provides information about Northumberland's affordable housing programme.

These pages provide information about Affordable Housing in Northumberland

To find out what Affordable Housing is click here

Section 106 Agreements are legal agreements between the Local Planning Authority and the developer, for further information click here
Commuted Sums (Section 106 Agreements) Developer Fund for Affordable Housing Protocol and application form

As part of the planning process the Council collects payments in lieu of on-site affordable
homes on some sites. This document describes the framework which the Council will use to
ensure those payments will facilitate the development of further affordable homes or make
existing affordable homes more sustainable. To read the protocol click here 

To apply to the Section 106 Housing Developer fund click here for a copy of the application form

With more than 8,000 people on the housing register in Northumberland, there is a high demand for more affordable homes.

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

  • The council building homes

  • Registered Providers/Housing Associations

  • The council securing homes through planning agreements with private developers (section 106 agreements)

Delivered schemes
  • 180 affordable homes in Blyth, council-built and managed by HfN
New Housing at Ark Royal Close, Blyth

New housing at South Newsham, Blyth
  • 48 affordable homes in Amble, council-built and managed by HfN
New Housing at Dansfield Square, Amble
  • 12 ‘extra care’ apartments in Haltwhistle, managed by HfN
  • 16 affordable homes in the rural village of  Embleton, managed by HfN 
  • 20 affordable homes in Shilbottle, managed by HfN. 

See here for further information on affordable housing requirements for Discount Market Sales Units on new housing developments.



For people wishing to purchase a home at discount market price see below for the application form and click here for guidance notes.

Applications Form:
  • 26 affordable homes in Blyth, at Morpeth Road, started on site January 2016, due to complete end of November 2016
      To be considered for a property you must apply to join Homefinder, which is the council’s housing allocation service.

Affordable Housing Team
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
NE61 2EF