Plans lodged for overhaul of Allerburn House site

An application for 20 '˜high-end' executive homes at the Allerburn House site in Alnwick has now been submitted.

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 2:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th November 2016, 2:32 pm
An artist's impression of the development.

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.

Allerburn House in Alnwick.

Plans have now been submitted for the scheme which involves the conversion of two existing buildings plus new-build elements.

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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’.

Allerburn House in Alnwick.