Developer lodges plans for housing east of Springhill

A planning application has been lodged for the development of 110 homes on land east of Springhill on the southern edge of Berwick.

By Ian Smith
Thursday, 09 May, 2019, 08:48
More homes are planned at Barley Rise. Picture by Jane Coltman

Michael Guthrie Developments has submitted a reserved matters application relating to outline planning permission which was granted in 2013.

The reserved matters relate to access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale.

A range of house types are proposed, including two-bedroom bungalows, three and four-bedroom houses and five-bedroom villas, many with sea views and prices starting from £170,000.

It is envisaged the site, close to Berwick Academy and amenities including the leisure centre, would be developed in six phases.

It would form an extension to the existing Barley Rise development.

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There is no intention to create any vehicular access at the north-east corner of the adjoining Highcliffe estate.

In February, a separate application seeking permission for the first phase of the scheme, comprising nine new detached houses, was submitted.

The site borders a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the developer intends to carry out an archaeological investigation to meet a condition of planning approval.

The developer also recently redeveloped St Aidan’s House into apartments.