Council takes another look at housing bids

Iain Elliott (left)-Chairman of Longhorsley Parish Council and County Coun  Glen Sanderson seen at Longhorsley village-concerns about new housing.'REF 1201158188
Iain Elliott (left)-Chairman of Longhorsley Parish Council and County Coun Glen Sanderson seen at Longhorsley village-concerns about new housing.'REF 1201158188

Two separate housing bids are going back before a council after being removed from a previous planning committee.

At the April meeting of the Northumberland County Council’s north area planning committee, two applications for a total of 80 new homes in Longhorsley were withdrawn as a site visit was requested.

At next Tuesday’s meeting of the newly -formed strategic planning committee, which replaces the previous body, members will be considering the two proposals.

One of the proposals is Parter Investments Ltd’s scheme for up to 55 dwellings on land south east of the Shoulder of Mutton pub, South Road.

The other, put forward by Cussins Ltd, is for the erection of 25 homes with associated access, landscaping and parking at a site north of Reivers Gate.

Both schemes were previously opposed by a number of residents and Longhorsley Parish Council, due to concerns that as consent is already in place for 13 units, this would result in a 33 per cent growth in residential properties. The village currently has 288 households.

In total, both applications sparked 60 letters of complaint.