Breamish plan is deferred
A site visit will be carried out by Northumberland County Council's local area council before a decision is made on proposals for a function room at Breamish Valley Cottages' complex in Branton. The scheme was recommended for approval, but Ingram Parish Council and 10 residents had objected to the plans, for land south of the sports club.
“The council considers that there are substantive matters which are vague and unclear,” the parish clerk, Jane Levien, told the meeting. “Granting permission today would be severely prejudicial to the local community.”
The primary concerns are parking and noise, both of which could be exacerbated if the new function room is to be used by the wider community for the likes of wedding and parties, rather than being tied to the holiday cottages.
Despite attempts by Peter Moralee, from the business, to reassure members on these issues, the committee voted by eight votes to two to defer the decision for a site visit, given the ‘significant objection’ from the parish council.