Plans lodged for 20 homes with aim to attract more families to Northumberland village

Detailed plans have been submitted for 20 new homes in a Northumberland village.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 10:36 am

Stablewood Developments has lodged an application for a site south west of Lucker Hall Steading.

A company spokesman said: “The development will replace the original steel and concrete sheds that were deemed no longer appropriate for the village location and have now been removed.

“It will provide high quality housing including the provision of a number of affordable homes which will hopefully bring new families to the village and help build up the community in Lucker.

The proposed development site in Lucker.

"The new residents could provide new customers for the village’s businesses which is always needed in the winter periods.”

The family firm already has several business interests in the village.

Stablewood was set up in 2011 by Tina Johnson.

Her son, Johny, runs the award-winning Apple Inn gastropub and the soon-to-open School House Country Kitchen Eatery with his wife, Lauren.

A model showing the proposed 20-house scheme planned in Lucker.

Lauren, in one of five letters of support, writes: ‘As we have local businesses in the area this would be great for not only regular customers, but also potential staff. Currently the site is derelict and a bit of an eye-sore, so it would be good to see something done with the area.”

The family also operate Stablewood Coastal Cottages, while Daniel and Aimee Johnson run the nearby Beau Monde five-star spa facility.

Outline permission for the scheme was granted permission by Northumberland County Council in 2018.

The reserved matters application now lodged with the council indicates plans for two, three and four bedroom properties designed by Corbridge-based Elliott Architects.

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