Plans lodged for overhaul of Allerburn House site

An artist's impression of the development.
An artist's impression of the development.

An application for 20 ‘high-end’ executive homes at the Allerburn House site in Alnwick has now been submitted.

The proposals, by Ascent Homes – the house-building arm of the county council’s development company Arch, were unveiled to the public at an exhibition in August, where they received a generally favourable response.

Allerburn House in Alnwick.

Allerburn House in Alnwick.

The Gazette spoke to a number of residents from Allerburn Lea – which is next to the proposed site – and they welcomed the scheme, saying the design was sympathetic to the locality and well-thought-out. They also welcomed the restoration of Allerburn House and Lodge.

Plans have now been submitted for the scheme which involves the conversion of two existing buildings plus new-build elements.

The new-build elements comprise six five-bedroom houses and four four-bedroom properties, while Allerburn House would be converted into four two-bedroom and three one-bedroom apartments.

One of the extensions to the north of Allerburn House is to be refurbished for two two-bedroom homes, while the existing single-storey lodge building is to be converted into a one-bedroom bungalow.

The applicant has offered a payment of £85,500 for off-site affordable housing as ‘it is considered inappropriate to deliver the affordable element on-site’.