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Northumberland Gazette (10th August 2023) article by Ian Smith

Petition calls for safety improvements at Swinhoe crossroads
A petition calling for safety improvements at a notorious crossroads has been launched.

Please sign the SAFETY AT SWINHOE e-petition (less than two minutes):

Head of NCC Planning to visit Beadnell

Rob Murfin, Head of NCC Planning, will be visiting Beadnell to field questions, explain planning decisions and give guidance on planning issues. The meeting, arranged in answer to the petition that was submitted by Beadnell residents highlighting some questionable planning consents granted within the village, will be chaired by Guy Renner-Thompson, our Ward Councillor.

This is your chance to have your say.

WI Hall 6.30-8.00 pm Wednesday 11th May 2022

Northumberland Gazette (15 March 2022)
Plans lodged for new café next to popular Northumberland beach

Chronicle Live (20 March 2022)
The beautiful coastal village in Northumberland being 'strangled' by holiday lets

Northumberland Gazette (Thursday 15th July 2021)

New plans submitted for café with rooftop terrace next to popular Northumberland beach
Fresh plans have been submitted for a café with rooftop terrace within yards of Beadnell beach.

Northumberland Gazette (Thursday 29th April 2021)
£1million café and restaurant approved next to popular Northumberland beach
Plans for a café and restaurant near a popular Northumberland beach have received the green light.

Northumberland Gazette  (15th April 2021)

Seaside parish council raises ‘Blackpool’ street lighting concerns

Concerns have been raised by Beadnell councillors about street lighting proposed as part of a new housing development.

Berwick Advertiser (15th February 2021)

Architect 'softens appearance' of proposed Northumberland beach café plan in effort to overcome objections.
Changes have been made to plans for a café and restaurant near a popular Northumberland beach.

Northumberland Gazette (7th February 2021)

Northumberland parish with high proportion of holiday homes cuts budget to reduce burden on full-time residents.
A coastal community is trying to alleviate a consequence of having among the highest proportions of holiday homes in the country.

Northumberland Gazette (19th January 2021)

Proposed expansion of Northumberland coast campsite opposed by local councillors.
Local councillors have objected to plans for the expansion of a camping and caravanning site on the Northumberland coast.

Northumberland Gazette (30th December 2020)

Housing plans for seaside village withdrawn by Northumberland Estates.
Controversial plans for a new housing scheme in a Northumberland seaside village have been withdrawn.

Northumberland Gazette (18th December 2020)
Café and restaurant plan for Northumberland seaside village meets with objection from parish council
Plans for a café and restaurant near one of Northumberland’s best beaches have met with a mixed response from local council

Northumberland Gazette (3rd December 2020)

Hopes Douglas and Dixon fishing family names will live on in new 45-home Beadnell scheme.
Councillors have called for a coastal community’s fishing heritage to be recognised in a new housing development.

Northumberland Gazette (3rd December 2020)

Community survey launched by Northumberland parish council as it seeks views on what can be improved.
People in Beadnell are being asked how they would like to see the village develop in the future.

Northumberland Gazette (30th November 2020) 

Councillors to meet with developer behind controversial café plan on Northumberland coast.
Parish councillors are set to meet with the developer of a proposed café and restaurant on the Northumberland coast.

Northumberland Gazette (26th November 2020) 

New 45-home Beadnell development aims to tackle second home ownership on Northumberland coast.

Building work has begun on a ground-breaking housing development on the north Northumberland coast.

Northumberland Gazette (26th November 2020)

Fresh clash over latest plans for new Northumberland café and restaurant overlooking Beadnell Bay.

Fresh plans for a café and restaurant overlooking one of north Northumberland’s most popular beaches are proving controversial once more.

Northumberland Gazette (26th January 2020)

Plans lodged for new housing scheme in Northumberland coastal village
Plans have been lodged by Northumberland Estates for new homes in Beadnell.


BBC ONE Inside Out (North East and Cumbria) next week focuses on housing in our Neighbourhood Plan area of Beadnell, Bamburgh and Seahouses, featuring Policy 14, which restricts new-builds to permanent occupancy only.

Programme: BBC ONE Inside Out (North East and Cumbria)
Date: Monday 4th March 2019 at 7.30 pm

 The programme will be available on BBC iPlayer for the following 30 days.

On Tuesday 5th March 2019 the long-awaited Local Plan for the whole of Northumberland is on view in Seahouses.
Venue: Sports and Community Centre (The Hub), Stone Close, NE68 7YL
Date: Tuesday 5th March 2019 between 2pm and 7pm


Date: THURSDAY 24th MAY 2018 7am - 10pm

All residents on the electoral roll in Beadnell, Seahouses and Bamburgh are eligible to vote.


Northumberland Gazette (10/05/18) on page 5 under the headline - Coastal plan going out to referendum - Andy Brown of Beadnell Under Threat is quoted as saying:

"The crucial elements of our Neighbourhood Plan, that will preserve the integrity of our coastal communities, are the designated Settlement Boundaries and Policy 14 to ensure permanent occupancy of all new-builds. A "Yes" vote in the Referendum would not only effect a positive outcome to planning regulations but also demonstrate a united front against the march of the developers."

The leading article of the same  Gazette also deals with "The scourge of second homes along the coastline"


and on page 5 the theme continues with "Village survey reveals extent of holiday lets".

The North Northumberland Coast Neighbourhood Plan (NNCNP)  is our best defence until 2032, so persuade everyone you know in all three communities to vote "YES"




NNCNP (Beadnell, Bamburgh and Seahouses) and scroll down to 'North Northumberland Coastal Area:

For reference to historic s106 permanent occupancy restriction read Northumberland Gazette (5 Jan 2017): "Permanent homes restriction: Example for the future or exercise in futility?"



Northumberland Gazette (5 Jan 2017): "Permanent homes restriction: Example for the future or exercise in futility?"

Northumberland Gazette (29 Dec 2016): "Permanent homes only as plans in Northumberland village set for approval" 

Northumberland Gazette (24 Nov 2016): "DEVELOPMENT: It's not in the public interest"

Northumberland Gazette (3 Nov 2016): "Village fights against further development"

Northumberland Gazette (29 Oct 2016): "Northumberland village fights against further development

Northumberland Gazette (27 Oct 2016): "Public meeting on development plans at the weekend"

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