New scheme is a hit with house hunters

A typical Taylor Wimpey lounge that will soon be on display when the St Andrews Gardens show homes open.
A typical Taylor Wimpey lounge that will soon be on display when the St Andrews Gardens show homes open.

A house-building firm says it has received a ‘fantastic’ level of interest since the launch of its St Andrews Gardens development in Morpeth.

Located on the former NHS Northgate Hospital site, it will offer 225 family-style homes with a mix of three-to five-bedrooms in a variation of styles.

The Taylor Wimpey North East scheme received planning permission last November.

Concerns were raised that it would increase the flood risk for properties next to the Cotting Burn and the new homes would have a negative impact on the landscape of the surrounding area.

But planning officers at Northumberland County Council said the design of the buildings was ‘appropriate’ and they will not be dominant or overbearing. In addition, the company said the sustainable drainage systems it will use will reduce the amount of run-off water going into the burn.

Karl Morton, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North East, said: “The response since our launch has been fantastic. It is clear that there is high demand for modern and affordable housing in this area and our development has come at the right time.

“I strongly encourage any interested house hunters to make their move quickly to avoid disappointment.”

The firm is also inviting amateur photographers in Morpeth to submit eye-catching photographs of the town for a competition – the winning entry will be displayed in the St Andrews Gardens sales office.

The deadline is September 10. E-mail pictures to SalesTW.NorthEast@taylorwimpey.com