An application for 20 ‘high-end’ executive homes at the Allerburn House site in Alnwick has now been submitted.
The proposals, by Ascent Homes – the house-building arm of the county council’s development company Arch, were unveiled to the public at an exhibition in August, where they received a generally favourable response.
The Gazette spoke to a number of residents from Allerburn Lea – which is next to the proposed site – and they welcomed the scheme, saying the design was sympathetic to the locality and well-thought-out. They also welcomed the restoration of Allerburn House and Lodge.
Plans have now been submitted for the scheme which involves the conversion of two existing buildings plus new-build elements.
The new-build elements comprise six five-bedroom houses and four four-bedroom properties, while Allerburn House would be converted into four two-bedroom and three one-bedroom apartments.
One of the extensions to the north of Allerburn House is to be refurbished for two two-bedroom homes, while the existing single-storey lodge building is to be converted into a one-bedroom bungalow.
The applicant has offered a payment of £85,500 for off-site affordable housing as ‘it is considered inappropriate to deliver the affordable element on-site’.