Homes proposed for plot in centre of Northumberland village

The site where three homes are proposed behind The Granby Inn in Longframlington.
The site where three homes are proposed behind The Granby Inn in Longframlington.

Longframlington’s award-winning butcher is seeking permission to build three detached houses on a plot behind his shop in the village.

R Green & Son has submitted a full planning application for the properties on land north-east of the butcher’s shop and east of The Granby Inn on Front Street.

The access into the site proposed for new homes behind R Green and Son and The Granby Inn in Longframlington.

The access into the site proposed for new homes behind R Green and Son and The Granby Inn in Longframlington.

Two of the homes would be four-bedroom, with one featuring a mezzanine level, while the third would be five-bedroom.

Each house would have an integral garage and additional parking spaces, while the application also provides for a more formal staff car-parking area at the site, which would be reached via the existing access off the A697.

The design and access statement submitted with the application says: ‘The existing building line formed by the two-storey house to the north of the site and the bungalow to the south of the site has been a key consideration in designing the site layout and the three proposed dwellings will form part of this existing building line.

‘The proposed site layout has been designed to give each dwelling garden space to the front and the rear of the house and provide sufficient private parking for the future owners of each dwelling.

‘The orientation of the proposed dwellings is such that the main facades are on the west and east elevations. In particular, the eastern elevations of the three units have a significant amount of glazing.

‘Units 1 and 3 also benefit from balconies to allow the future inhabitants to benefit from the views to the west towards the sea.’

Ben O'Connell, Local Democracy Reporting Service