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Green light for new homes in Alnwick

March 2022

We’re pleased to share the news that we have received planning permission from Northumberland County Council to build 125 homes on land at Windy Edge, Alnmouth Road in Alnwick. The development will be known as Riverbrook Gardens.

We are currently working with Northumberland Estates on the development of the land, with a key focus on ensuring that it complements the character of historic Alnwick.

Stuart Morgan, Land Director in the North East said: “When working on the plans for Riverbrook Gardens a key focus for us was to ensure that the development is in keeping with the local area. To achieve this we have worked with Northumberland Estates to prioritise build quality and character, which has resulted in a development that has been designed around the aesthetics of Alnwick.

“In conjunction with Northumberland Estates we are delighted to have received planning permission from Northumberland County Council and are looking forward to bringing more of our homes to the area following the success of our recently completed site, Chancel Place in Longhoughton.”

Commenting on the development, Colin Barnes at Northumberland Estates, said: “This site was allocated in the Neighbourhood Plan and we chose Story because of the quality of their developments. We have worked with them closely on the designs and we are confident that the development will reflect the character of Alnwick and sit well within the landscape.

“This is a key site for Alnwick and it’s been a pleasure to work with Story Homes, we’re looking forward to seeing the plans come to fruition.”

Our proposals include a range of two to five-bedroom homes from the Story Collection, designed to suit the flexible living that people are looking for in a new home, and will include a mix of two and three-bedroom affordable ownership homes.

The scheme will deliver improvements to both pedestrian and cycle connections to the neighbouring Alnwick Freeriders Bike Track, as well as delivering environmental benefits including the provision of a SUDS pond with associated biodiversity value.

We anticipate that work will start on site this summer, you can find out more about Riverbrook Gardens here.