So with all of these new homes, builders have to pay the council vast sums for local investment. Local meaning Ashington as we all know. Investment in schools such as the West End (or even replacement of) is essential, but this money will be swallowed up elsewhere, leaving bedlington without. And all of these extra homes means extra council tax, again we'll not see much of that come out way either. There is certainly not much going for Bedlington as we've been let down time after time by local MPs and councils. Mr Lavery, that's you. Speaking to people around the town I know I'm not the only one to be thinking sod this, time to up sticks and move somewhere that invests in its residents rather than siphon cash from one town to an under privileged neighbour....again.