A multimillion-pound resort-style project in the west of the county, which is to be called Lake Biminy, has been given the green light.
The development, on the site of Border Park Services, on the A68 at Rochester, will feature a new fishing lake, seven log cabins, six craft workshops, a fully-functioning observatory, sewage treatment plant, boathouse and extension/refurbishment of the existing shop/café.
Applicant Eric Balki , CEO of TriPyramid Ventures, said: “For years, we have seen a declining population, especially a demographic shift with younger population moving to cities. Projects like this will help us retain and build upon rural micro economies and invest for the future, retaining young talent in the areas and providing them with jobs and opportunities.
“We will now start seeking partners that will help us embark on this project, and I genuinely feel that this is the most exciting time for Northumberland and our local villages like Otterburn and Byrness in a very long time.”