Plans for homes on land behind the village pub


A scheme for two houses on land behind a pub in a north Northumberland village has been unveiled.

The full application, for two detached, two-storey properties on land south of The Farriers Arms, off Farne Road, Shilbottle, has been submitted to Northumberland County Council.

The plans would make use of ‘a large area of underutilised land, which is surplus in large part to the pub’s requirements’.

Both dwellings would be set within their own curtilages and would have on-site parking, while the land between the pub and the homes would be maintained as parking for the pub, for up to 20 cars.

Both of the properties would have four bedrooms, three on the first floor, including one with en-suite bathroom, and a fourth, also with en-suite bathroom, on the second floor in the roof space.