Concerns over access route

Latest planning applications.
Latest planning applications.

Proposals for a new home on a site with a complex planning history in the centre of a north Northumberland village go before councillors tonight.

The bid, for a single-storey detached dwelling, single-storey detached garage/scooter store, off-street parking and turning head on land adjoining Field House in Newton on the Moor, is recommended for approval at the north area planning committee meeting.

It has been opposed by Newton on the Moor and Swarland Parish Council due to concerns over restricted access. It says that ‘the access within the site is marginal, but even more so in respect of the ‘right of way’ strip between the proposed entrance and main street’.

The site has been the subject of four applications in the past 12 years with the first in 2002 being approved on appeal before lapsing in 2007.

Another plan was lodged in 2006 and refused under delegated powers before a third bid in 2007 was also turned down. A fourth application was submitted the same year, but did not progress.