Rothbury homes scheme back before committee

Controversial plans for new homes in Rothbury by the Northumberland Estates look set to get the green light next week.

Friday, 18th November 2016, 11:00 am
The site of the proposed homes to the south of Hillside West in Rothbury. Picture by Mary Scott

The developer’s scheme for nine properties on land south of Hillside Road West is back before the county council’s planning committee on Tuesday, where it is recommended for approval.

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The application, which has sparked more than 100 objections, went before councillors at last month’s meeting, but it was agreed to defer the decision for a site visit.

Applicant Guy Munden highlighted that there were no statutory objections, that the site was available and achievable, and that it offered self-build plots – not widely available in Rothbury.