The public will get a chance to see and comment on plans for a new housing development of 24 homes in Newbiggin, the plans will go on display on Wednesday 18th March, from 1-3pm and 4-7pm at Newbiggin Sports & Community Centre, Woodhorn Road, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland NE64 6HG.

The proposals will add a residential component to the old Windsor First School site and add new life to Newbiggin’s beachfront. The 2,3,4 bedroom properties will provide executive housing, with sea front views, providing family homes in a stunning beachfront location. The housing development will be constructed by Arch, The Northumberland Development Company, for open-market sale.

Millions of pounds have been invested in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea in recent years to make it a more attractive destination for tourists. The redundant school site has stood empty since it’s close sure in July 2011, the site is a prime location for a development of high-quality new housing, aimed at enhancing Newbiggins growing profile as an attractive place to live.

Councillor Dave Ledger, Arch Chair and Deputy Leader of Northumberland County Council said: “The Windsor First School site is in a fabulous location offering spectacular views across the bay. Our aim is to offer a high-quality range of beachfront homes , adding a new dimension to Newbiggin’s housing market. I am sure the properties, once developed, will be much sought after”. 

Peter McIntyre, Arch Group Managing Director, said “Part of Arch’s job is to give a lead in delivering housing differently from the wider market, in part to encourage innovation in that market. These thoroughly modern beach front properties will do that. I look forward to seeing what local people make of the plans – constructive feedback is always welcome”.