Seashouses ‘should remain a village’

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Local councillors feel Seahouses should retain its identity as a village and not expand too much, as they discussed their response to the county council’s core strategy consultation.

Referring to 200 homes being built in the village, Councillor Sylvia Hillan said: “I still think that’s a tremendous amount.”

Councillor Tom Orrin added: “There isn’t the space in Seahouses, they are filling it up left, right and centre.”

Ward councillor John Woodman pointed out that the 20-year plan covers from 2011 to 2031 so any homes built in the last three years are included in the total.

“To my mind, the most important thing is that they are houses that people live in, not houses built as a business,” he added.

Councillor David Donaldson agreed, saying: “It should be affordable housing for rent, not just affordable housing.”

An open day for the fledgling neighbourhood plan for the area is being held on Wednesday, January 22, in Seahouses Methodist Church.

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