The Parish Council objected to this application and have asked for it to be discussed by the full planning committee, so that it can present its case
- The proposed development is outside the draft Neighbourhood Plan boundary – COVID has held up the plans and Northumberland County Council have taken so long over the assessment it hasn’t yet been adopted.
- 36 homes already have planning permission and extra development would over-stretch the facilities in the village.
- The Neighbourhood plan proposed to leave open space for recreational facilities
- The development would break up the openness from the Common
- There’s still a problem arising from the current development over the footpath which is not up to standard
- The proposal is not respectful of the heritage of the area
- This is a permanent greenfield site and the company has planning permission to develop brownfield sites
- Affordable housing could still be too much for local people on low wages and no provision is made for homes for rent
- The Neighbourhood Plan would no longer be relevant if planning permission is given
- A member of the public present at the meeting expressed concerns about the drainage – during recent heavy rain raw sewage came up through the drains, and suggested that the dry stone wall should be reinstated.
- The traffic flow at an already busy road junction would be increased
Parish Councillors also requested a site visit before a decision is made on the application