Plans for 12 new bungalows on site in Amble

Plans have been lodged to build 12 new bungalows on the southern edge of Amble.

By Ben O'Connell
Monday, 30th March 2020, 12:14 pm
Updated Monday, 30th March 2020, 12:35 pm

Northumberland County Council has received an application from Ewan Paterson for a site to the south of Southmead.

It is across the road from the land where outline permission has been granted for 272 houses; the detailed application for this plot to the north-east of Amble Sewage Treatment Works was submitted in January.

‘The overall design would be low density and traditional in nature,’ according to a planning statement accompanying the application.

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The site to the south of Southmead in Amble where 12 bungalows are proposed. Picture from Google

A new access would be created directly from the A1068 Percy Drive on the eastern boundary.

Seven of the properties would have garages, while all would have driveways for at least one vehicle and there would be four visitor bays.

The development of the site, which is within the defined settlement boundary for Amble, but as ‘white land’ – not allocated for any particular use, would require the public right of way to be re-routed.

Meanwhile, further to the south-east, at Low Hauxley, an application has been lodged for a lawful development certificate at Silver Carrs Caravan Park.

This has been requested to confirm the lawful planning use of the site with up to 165 pitches, as the county council holds no record of the original planning consent issued in 1981.

The documents with the bid explain that works on developing the site commenced in the 1980s, before it became operational in March 1991.

It is owned by the Phillips family, but is run operationally by Mountgate Caravans Ltd.