Village homes plans given the green light

Planning application at Rock
Planning application at Rock

A new housing development in a north Northumberland village has been given the go-ahead despite concerns from its parish council.

Northumberland Estates was given unanimous support by the north area planning committee last Thursday for 15 new homes on land to the east of North Farm on the outskirts of Rennington.

The plans include the demolition of existing agricultural buildings and conversion of grade II-listed traditional farm buildings to provide two new properties as well as the construction of 13 new homes.

Six of those being built will be affordable.

The converted units will feature one three-bedroom and one four-bedroom property while the remaining 13 will comprise a mix of four two-bedroom, seven three-bedroom and two four-bedroom properties with 11 two-storey and two single-storey.

Coun Heather Cairns said: “I propose the officer’s recommendation to approve the application. However I do hope that all the conditions are going to be met.”

Councillors also gave unanimous support to a listed building consent application which was lodged at the same time as the plans.