New homes bid on site of major town expansion

A plan showing the proposed site of the new housing at Greensfield.
A plan showing the proposed site of the new housing at Greensfield.

Major housing plans for the south of Alnwick look set to be expanded further with the submission of another bid for homes by the developer.

Northumberland Estates has submitted an application to the county council for the change of use of land and buildings and the development of 12 homes on land south of Greensfield Farm.

It is adjacent to an already-approved scheme for 213 homes and an Extra Care development consisting of 58 one and two-bedroom flats as well as the site for the proposed new Duchess’s Community High School.

The plans would involve the demolition of existing modern agricultural buildings, the conversion of traditional farm buildings, which have been vacant for many years, to provide eight homes, the construction of four new properties and the development of associated access roads, gardens and other ancillary works.

A statement submitted with the application says that 30 per cent – four dwellings – would be affordable housing either on site or on the adjoining Greensfield housing land.

The site is accessed by a single-width tarmac road, but eventually it is envisaged that access will be via the new road into the adjacent housing development.