Go-ahead for holiday lets and new home

Link House Farm, Newton By The Sea
Link House Farm, Newton By The Sea

Plans for new holiday units on the Northumberland coast and a separate bid for a new home at a rural site have both been given the go-ahead.

The Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership and Newton-by-the-Sea Parish Council both had concerns relating to the proposal for nine linked holiday units at Link House Farm, near High Newton.

The application site is located outside the main settlement envelope of High Newton, set to the north along an access lane to Link House Farm, a development of converted farm buildings serving as holiday accommodation alongside a working farm to the west.

The agent for the application described the proposals as an ‘appropriate, sustainable extension of the existing accommodation’ and a majority of members at last week’s meeting of the North Northumberland Local Area Council agreed, approving it by four votes to zero with four abstentions.

Meanwhile, a bid to build a new property at a rural site near Lowick was granted approval by five votes to one.

Dr and Mrs Dean want to demolish the single-storey dwelling at 1 Laverock Law and replace it with a ‘21st-century, three-bedroom house designed to reflect the local area through materials and form’.