Freemen withdraw plan for 10 new homes

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Plans for ten new homes on the northern outskirts of Berwick have been withdrawn by the town’s freemen trustees.

An application had been lodged to develop a greenfield site near Berwick Travelodge.

The reserved matters application, which included plans for three affordable houses, formed phase one of what could eventually be a much bigger scheme on fields between Morrisons and The Grange.

The indicative drawings for three-bedroom homes had met with objections from potential neighbours on Douglas Close as well as those further afield at The Grange and Meadow Grange. They expressed concern at the density of the development being proposed and the impact it would have on their privacy.

Highways officers said the layout did not take into account a requirement to provide a local distributor road and bus service link between Castle Terrace and Countess of Buchan Way. Officers also said it did not conform to highway adoptable standards and had inadequate turning facilities in the cul-de-sac.

Berwick Town Council shared these concerns and objected to the lack of adequate drainage and screening.

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