Plans approved to renovate Northumberland village hall

Crookham Village Hall. Picture: GoogleCrookham Village Hall. Picture: Google
Crookham Village Hall. Picture: Google
Renovation plans at Crookham Village Hall have received the green light.

It is planned to demolish an existing flat roof extension and replace it with a new extension to the south-west corner of the site, along with the addition of an external access ramp.

Planning application was approved by officers at Northumberland County Council using delegated powers.

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Permission for the same development had previously been granted in 2010 and 2015 but not implemented.

Planning officer James Hudson reported: ‘The proposed extension would be constructed on largely the same footprint as the existing flat roof section, although it would result in an area being 'squared-off' at the south-west corner with a larger footprint extending towards the western boundary.

‘The proposed extension would be larger than the existing flat roof section. However, it provides an opportunity to improve the facilities and enhance the character and appearance of the building and the surrounding area.’