An application by Gary Lowes had sought planning permission for two detached houses with detached garages at ‘Southern Wood’ on the C115 (Causey Park junction to Chevington Moor road).
Planning officer Malcolm Thompson determined that the principle of development is not acceptable at this location.
He stated: ‘The construction of new dwellings on the site comprises development in the open countryside and beyond existing established settlement limits.
‘Whilst the development brings some benefit in terms of sustainable development, this should be weighed against the intentions of current national and local development plan policies which seek to direct growth to appropriate locations.
‘It is considered that the site is an isolated location given the nearest village and services at Widdrington Station are approximately 4km to the south and east.’