WE shared the news that plans are in progress to consult the community about the future of the former Hexham Middle School site and residents are invited to have their say.

The public can share their views on the future of the former school site by going to Hexham’s Queens Hall from 3pm-7pm on March 6 and from 10am-2pm on March 9 to view plans showing proposals for the site and talk to county council officers.

Initial proposals incorporate a mixture of good quality housing, including affordable housing, bungalows, family homes and an extra care supported living scheme. 

Here's what our readers thought should be done with the site.

Paula Harrison said: "A huge youth centre, for kids of all ages," while Sarah Cyre commented it should be turned into a SEN school.

Sarah Bingham replied and said: "Totally agree - this is exactly what west Northumberland needs- so much need so little provision at the moment."

Joyce Loan suggested 'houses for the homeless veterans', and Colin Appleby said it should be used for 'part affordable/social housing'.

Carolyn Goodwin added: "The main buildings should be made into affordable apartments and the grounds should be used to build two or three-bedroom semi-detached homes that are affordable for the average working families below £250,000."

Matthew Bravington suggested an airsoft/paintball site, while Steven Bell mentioned an off-road motor sports site.