Housing plan for Northumberland coastal village refused by council

A controversial housing proposal note-0has been refused by planners.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 12:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 1:32 pm
File picture of a bricklayer
File picture of a bricklayer

A planning application for four one-and-a-half storey ‘bungalows’ on land south of Dunstan Hall, near Embleton, had received 12 objections.

A report on behalf of applicant C Benjamin argued the proposal for a high-quality housing development on a contained site on the north side of Dunstan should be granted permission.

‘The site is not isolated, benefits from existing vehicular access and is a sustainable location for new housing,’ stated youngsRPS.

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However, concerns about access and traffic were raised by Craster Parish Council and the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership had concerns about its visual impact.

Senior planning officer James Bellis concluded: ‘It is considered that the proposal would form an incursion into the open countryside. Further to this, the proposal would impact negatively upon the

character of the settlement of Dunstan and its landscape.’