Plans submitted for new housing estate in Northumberland

Plans for a new housing estate on land currently occupied by an industrial estate in Alnwick have been lodged.

Wednesday, 19th October 2016, 11:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 1:45 pm
The site plan of the proposed redevelopment of Willowburn Trading Estate, with Pure Fishing in the red zone.

An outline application for around 125 homes on land at Willowburn Trading Estate has been submitted by three applicants – Northern Commerical Properties, whose registered address is the Estates Office at Alnwick Castle; the Harris & Sheldon Group, Pure Fishing’s landlord; and Northumberland County Council.

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The controversial scheme was unveiled in July at a consultation exercise hosted by WYG, which is acting as the agent for the three landowners/applicants.As we reported at the time, the master-plan shows that a number of businesses, including Pure Fishing – which bought the world-famous Hardy and Greys brands in 2013 – are within the proposed building zone.

Other units at the site, including agricultural and horticultural company Rickerby Ltd and Lion House, are outside of the proposed development boundary.