Developers sought after housing bid gets the go-ahead

An artist's impression of the proposed housing scheme in Acklington. By Blake Hopkinson Architecture.
An artist's impression of the proposed housing scheme in Acklington. By Blake Hopkinson Architecture.

The search is on for a developer to take on a scheme for 16 homes in Acklington which was approved before Christmas.

The development will create a mixture of properties ranging from two-bedroom bungalows to five-bedroom detached houses on a 1.69-acre site in the centre of the village.

The proposals, which will also see the demolition of Pearson’s Garage along with improved access arrangements, were given the go-ahead under delegated powers by Northumberland County Council’s planning department. The scheme had sparked three objections from neighbours.

Planning permission was obtained by the planning and development team at George F White, which managed the project alongside architectural input by Blake Hopkinson Architecture.

Craig Ross, planning consultant at George F White, said: “We are delighted that the development, which is in a fantastic location in the centre of Acklington, has been given the green light.

“Planning within Northumberland is in a huge transitional period and, as a result, we faced a challenging planning situation which involved overcoming a number of complex barriers.

“I am really pleased with the dedication and ability that the team demonstrated to overcome these obstacles and secure approval.”

George F White is now actively seeking a housing developer to take on the site.

For more information about the development, contact Matthew Simpson on matthewsimpson@georgef white.co.uk or call 01665 511987.

It features two, two-bedroom bungalows, two three-bedroom terraced houses, five four-bedroom detached houses, two four-bedroom semi-detached houses, two five-bedroom detached houses and three five-bedroom detached corner houses.