Devil’s Water Bridge Granted Permission

Devil’s Water Bridge Granted Permission

Last week the Tynedale Planning Committee of which I am a member granted planning permission for the installation of a new footbridge over the Devil’s Water at Dilston near Corbridge. This project has been worked on for years by Corbridge Heritage Trails and the Corbridge Village Trust and their efforts are finally bringing the project to fruition.

I’m delighted that planning permission has been granted. This footbridge over the Devil’s Water enables a new route from Corbridge Heritage trails in some of the most beautiful countryside in the Tyne Valley. David Waugh, Corbridge Heritage Trails and the Corbridge Village Trust have worked tirelessly with Northumberland County Council to make this exciting project a reality.

Read more in the Hexham Courant here.

Milkwell Development Starting

Milkwell Development Starting

The Milkwell development of 187 houses on land between Corbridge Middle School and Milkwell Lane will be starting very soon. Many people in Corbridge did not support the planning application for this development when it came forward in 2016. Although this was before I became a councillor, I too had significant objections but it was granted and we have to make the best of it.

There will be some community benefits including a new car park and improved sports facilities for the middle school and much-needed affordable housing provision.

I will continue working closely with Northumberland County Council, Corbridge Parish Council and the developers to ensure that this development is implemented safely and that we maximise the benefits and minimise the disruption. I’m in regular contact with the developers, the Council’s Planning, Highways and Health and Safety teams and with the School.

Read the hexham Courant article here.

If you have any concerns arising out of the development please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

 

Tynedale Flood Forum 2019

Tynedale Flood Forum 2019

This year’s Tynedale Flood Forum organised by Guy Opperman MP was held in Hexham Community Centre on Friday to update communities and residents about the work done to protect them along the Tyne Valley.

I attended as Northumberland’s representative on the Regional Flood and Coastal Commission, as the Councillor for Corbridge and as a resident who has experienced flooding and gave an introduction to the work of the RFCC. The real work is being done by staff in the Environment Agency, Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Water who all presented on the various projects and initiatives along the valley. Much is being done and it’s being done in a coordinated way to maximise impact with limited resources.

Here’s a video summary produced by Guy:-

 

Community Housing Update

Community Housing Update

We’re making great progress with the Corbridge Parish Council to buy 3 houses and a bungalow on the Milkwell development site. Northumberland County Council have approved our grant application for £180,000 and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have approved loans of £170,000 from the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB).

Read the Courant Article Here.