Homes proposed for the centre of Northumberland village

The proposed housing site off Estuary Drive in Alnmouth.
The proposed housing site off Estuary Drive in Alnmouth.

Plans for eight new homes in the centre of Alnmouth have been lodged with the county council.

The application is for a site behind the Schooner Hotel, which is currently vacant, having previously been used as part of the hotel site alongside the squash courts.

The proposed housing site off Estuary Drive in Alnmouth.

The proposed housing site off Estuary Drive in Alnmouth.

Next to the 0.2-hectare site is parking for the apartments which have been created to the rear of the Schooner and it is accessed from Estuary Drive, off Riverside Road.

A planning statement by George F White, on behalf of applicant Mr J Orde, says the site is previously developed land and ‘would form a sensible and reasonable infill within the village’.

The scheme would feature eight properties, each with its own garden/amenity areas and parking, and ‘the intention is to create a spacious layout including a mix of properties, including detached properties, bungalows and townhouses’, according to the planning statement.

At the bottom of the slope would be four two-and-a-half-storey, three-bedroom houses in a row.

Moving up the hill from the entrance to Estuary Drive would be three one-and-a-half-storey detached houses, two of one design and one of another.

At the top of the slope would be a single, detached bungalow.