House in grounds of care home set to get go-ahead

Ravensmount Residential Care Home in Alnwick.
Ravensmount Residential Care Home in Alnwick.
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Plans to build a house in the grounds of a doomed Alnwick care home are recommended for approval next week.

The application, for a two-storey, three-bedroom house on land at Ravensmount Residential Home, Alnmouth Road, sparked seven objections from neighbours.

It goes before Tuesday’s meeting of Northumberland County Council’s planning and performance committee following a request from Alnwick’s Coun Heather Cairns, who is concerned about loss of privacy, loss of mature trees and a query about the access.

However, the plans have been amended to remove a controversial balcony and to clarify the location of the access road.

As reported by the Gazette before Christmas, Ravensmount Residential Care Home is closing due to financial constraints.