Newton on the Moor and Swarland Parish Council

Leamington Lane, Swarland
Leamington Lane, Swarland

Plans are in the offing for a new development of homes in Swarland, a meeting heard last month.

Councillors at Newton on the Moor and Swarland were given a presentation on proposals for building 20 new dwellings on land north of Leamington Lane, in the village.

Susan Monaghan and her architect Daniel Kirk described a development of 20 dwellings she was intending to submit for planning permission.

However, the proposal is within Felton Parish, although Newton on the Moor and Swarland Parish Council would be invited to comment on the application.

Mr Kirk explained that it was intended that the development would be well planned and contribute positively to Swarland.

He added that they would be inviting input from the parish council before the planning application was submitted with suggestions for the section 106 agreement, which provides community benefits.

It was also heard that 30 per cent of the homes on the site, if given approval, would be affordable, which equates to a total of six properties, with the price range agreed with the planning authority.

Chairman of the parish council, Coun Suzanne Stanley, pointed out the development was outside the village envelope, and therefore the parish council would see the plans when submitted to Northumberland County Council for planning permission.