Northumberland County Council has granted Castles & Coasts Housing Association (CCHA) permission to build 27 new homes in Blyth.
The scheme will create affordable rented properties in Newsham, bringing to life an area of abandoned, privately-owned land.
Imperator Developments will build the housing scheme on behalf of CCHA, bringing much needed affordable housing to the area for local families and older people.
Jo Gooding, CCHA’s Development Manager, said: “There are lots of exciting new developments proposed for Blyth, in what is already a great place to live and work. This high quality affordable housing scheme will complement recent economic investment in the town and provide construction jobs to support local economic recovery.
“CCHA is delighted that Northumberland County Council has recognised how vital this project is for the ongoing regeneration of the area and the need to boost the supply of new affordable homes.”
Jo added: “This 100% affordable rented scheme will provide an attractive mix of two and three-bedroom houses and bungalows, and local people in housing need will be given priority when they are available.
“We can’t wait to get started and, with the support of Homes England, work will start very soon. We look forward to welcoming our first residents into this new community later this year.”
Jason Wylie, Imperator Development’s Managing Director, said: “This is an exciting project and one that has been designed to not only provide excellent new homes, but also help foster a sense of pride and community.”