Coastal home plan concern

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Councillors and residents in a north Northumberland village were unanimnously against plans for a seaside home at a recent planning meeting.

Beadnell Parish Council held the meeting to discuss the scheme for Links House, on the coast to the north of the village.

The applicant wants to demolish the existing property , originally a single-storey cottage, and replace it with a new two-storey house.

At the meeting, the architect Stuart Donnelly described how the property was going to be environmentally friendly with solar panels.

Cables have already been laid to do away with the generator which is housed in an outbuilding.

But Coun Christine Williamson said the house would be out of character and look out of place in the coastal dune area.

Other councillors were also concerned about the size of aspects of the new building such as the boundary walls.

Links House sits on its own outside the village on theB1340 heading to Seahouses.

Responding to a question, Mr Donnelly said that he has met with Northumberland Wildlife Trust, the National Trust and the Northumberland Coast AONB.

The three parish councillors and 13 members of the public were all against the scheme, which also received three objection letters.