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Key Morpeth site to go on market

One of Morpeth’s key development sites is going on the market, as the town’s masterplan gathers momentum.

Northumberland County Council has been working with a range of stakeholders including Morpeth Forum to develop a masterplan on how the town develops over the next few years and how services can best be delivered to local people.

A number of public events have been held to encourage people to share their views on the future of the town, with the area formerly known as the Riverside generating a lot of interest about what it could be used for.

Now called “The Terrace”, the council is moving ahead by taking the site, which contains the old library site, The Willows and Beechfield and The Willows bungalows onto the market.

Cllr Richard Wearmouth, Cabinet member for Economic Development, said: “The public events we’ve held really seems to have captured people’s imagination and a lot of people have asked about the future of this area and what it could be used for.

“While we’re keeping an open mind we are looking for the development of the site to fit in with the vision of the Masterplan.”

Simon Brierley, Consultant at selling agent George F White, explained: “There are very few developments sites available in Morpeth town centre and we are very pleased to be involved in the marketing of The Terrace which will be of considerable interest to the development market and should attract developers and commercial occupiers from all over the region.

“Its central location and frontage to the river will add to its attraction.

“Morpeth has been the object of considerable development and improvements over the last few years with the Sanderson Arcade, retail park and new Morrisons providing retailing and other facilities encouraging local shopping and consequent improvements to the Morpeth economy.

“It’s anticipated that The Terrace site will further complement the range of offering in the town and further benefit the town’s economy.”

The site goes onto the market on March 19th.
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