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Developer’s bid for phase two of housing scheme

Cussins' Fenwick Park development in Longframlington.
Cussins' Fenwick Park development in Longframlington.

Plans for another 26 homes in Longframlington have been lodged – the second phase of a housing development which was approved in late 2014.

Property developers Cussins have submitted the scheme, for land to the north of Cairn View, to Northumberland County Council.

The site would be accessed from the A697/Front Street through the first part of what is now called the Fenwick Park development, for which the company obtained planning permission almost two years ago.

The new properties would be a mix of two to five-bedroom homes, including four affordable units, potentially bungalows. This would take the total number of dwellings on the estate to 63.

A detailed design and access statement submitted with the application details many of the perceived benefits, including ‘that the tenure and housing provided is tailored to suit the local area’ and ‘that through clearly defined character areas, the scheme has a varied but locally responsive and distinct character’.

The main concern with the previous development was safety, in relation to the junction with the A697 and the homes’ proximity to the road.

Recent schemes in the village

Land north of Rimside View: In November 2014, Cussins was given the green light for 37 new homes – the first phase of this most recent application.

Healeycote View: That same month, we reported that Two Castles Housing Association, working with Partner Construction, had built 25 energy-efficient homes, on Rothbury Road, for rent to local people.

Land opposite the Cemetery: This scheme for 10 detached properties to the north of the village was lodged in May 2015 and then approved, despite objections, by the a council planning committee in December.