NORTH AREA PLANNING COMMITTEE: Craster, Seahouses, Swarland and Newton on the Moor


Craster Parish Council has objected to an outline scheme, recommended for the go-ahead tonight, for six new homes on the site of the Bark Pots Tea Room.

Concerns include the loss of current/future employment space and amenities for visitors. The scheme also has supporters, who consider it would encourage families into the area.

• Parish councillors in Seahouses have objected to a retrospective bid to convert a garage into a residential space at Samburu, 2 James Street, where a detached two-storey home has been built incorporating the original garage. The parish council is concerned that it will put more pressure on parking.

• An application for a new dwelling house and associated external works on land to the south of Quarry House, at Newton on the Moor, is set to get the green light despite an objection from the parish council. Members have a number of concerns including that the proposed home is outside the village boundary.

• Eighteen residents have expressed concerns about proposals for a new property on garden ground adjacent to North Lodge, 8 Park Road, in Swarland. The parish council has also raised concerns. However, the application is recommended for approval at tonight’s meeting.