String of housing bids for sites across Northumberland

A string of housing bids are due to be decided by councillors.

By Ben O'Connell
Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 5:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 11:24 am
The building to be demolished on the site where five new homes have been approved at Christon Bank Farm.
The building to be demolished on the site where five new homes have been approved at Christon Bank Farm.

A series of small-scale developments are set to go before a meeting of the North Northumberland Local Area Council on February 20.

In Beadnell, plans for two new houses on The Shambles, to be used in connection with the care and day-to-day running of Beadnell Hall Caravan Park, are recommended for approval.

The parish council and four neighbours have objected, while the Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership has also raised concerns, the planning officer concludes while ‘there will be an environmental impact resulting from the introduction of further development to the area, the social and economic benefits, as well as other environmental benefits, are considered to outweigh this’.

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Approval would be subject to a legal agreement to secure the properties as principal occupancy dwellings associated with the running of the holiday park, as well as a £1,200 ecological contribution for the council’s coastal mitigation scheme.

Elsewhere in the village, proposals to replace the bungalow at 28 Harbour Road with a new two-storey, detached house are also recommended to get the go-ahead.

Beadnell Parish Council has objected and the AONB Partnership has concerns, while 10 neighbours have expressed opposition to this scheme.

Planners consider it ‘would not have a significant adverse impact’.

Also earmarked for the green light is an application to build two bungalows and two houses south of 43 and 44 Greyfield Estate in Embleton.

Meanwhile, plans for a one-and-a-half-storey, four-bedroom house north-west of The Granary, at Tughall Steads, are recommended for refusal, despite the support of Beadnell Parish Council.

Planners consider it ‘would provide an unacceptable layout which would have a harmful impact upon the character and rural setting of Tughall’ and the new track and access would create an urbanising effect to the rural setting of the Tughall hamlet’, which lies to the east of Chathill.

Finally, councillors will be asked to approve conditions to apply to the outline planning permission for up to five homes at Christon Bank Farm.

None had been written when members approved the scheme last April as it had been recommended for refusal by planning officers.