See the sites before you make up your minds

Land at Thropton that may be used for housing.
Land at Thropton that may be used for housing.

Plans for two new housing developments in north Northumberland villages will go before a committee next week.

But planning officers are recommending that members of Northumberland County Council’s north area planning committee visit the sites at Longframlington and Thropton first before making any decisions.

They are calling for members to defer the decisions at next Thursday’s meeting, in Alnwick’s Northumberland Hall, until after they have seen them.

At Longframlington, Jabin Cussins has applied to build 37 homes on land north of Rimside View, off Front Street.

The development would see a mix of detached and semi-detached homes as well as cottages and bungalows and associated landscaping.

At Thropton, The Valley View Partnership has applied for outline planning permission for 60 new homes, including some affordable, on land west of the Northern 4x4 centre at West End Garage. If outline permission is granted another application would be submitted to the council with the details of the development.

Objections have been submitted for both schemes, with only three for Longframlington and 20 for Thropton.

A date for the site visit, if agreed, will be made at the meeting.