Bid for 24 new homes in Acklington

The site of proposed housing in Acklington.
The site of proposed housing in Acklington.

Plans for a new residential scheme in a Northumberland village have been submitted to the county council.

On behalf of the applicant, Mr M Clippingdale, George F White has lodged a full application for 24 new homes in Acklington.

Acklington Village Hall

Acklington Village Hall

The proposed site for the new houses, which would include six three-bedroom, affordable homes, is to the west of Acklington Village Hall.

According to a planning statement, ‘it is proposed to develop the site for 24 residential properties each providing their own garden/amenity areas and parking. An access road will be provided to serve all of the properties and will be to an adoptable standard’.

It adds: ‘The intention is to create spacious layout including a mix of properties, including three and four-bedroom, large, detached properties, bungalows and affordable properties. The aim is to provide choice to the housing market of Acklington and the surrounding area.’

In terms of the affordable homes, the intention is to provide them for rent in perpetuity ‘to supplement the four existing affordable homes that are already on site and which have proved extremely popular and with 100 per cent occupancy since their completion’.

The four existing affordable homes (two semi-detached blocks) were approved in 2013 in conjunction with the conversion of the buildings at Cavil Head Farm into 11 residential units.

The 18 open-market houses would be comprise two two-bedroom bungalows, six three-bedroom, detached houses and 10 four-bedroom detached houses.