New houses in the pipeline for seaside village

A scheme which will see six new homes built on the site of a former farm in a north Northumberland village has been given the go-ahead.

Sunday, 22nd May 2016, 7:57 am
The site of the new houses in North Lane, North Sunderland.

At last Monday’s North Sunderland Parish Council meeting, members heard that a bid to build six new properties at Slate Hall Farm, on North Lane, in North Sunderland, had been given the green light by Northumberland County Council.

The plans include external amenity space, car parking and a new vehicular access.

The proposals had sparked no objections and the planning officer who dealt with the application, which had been submitted in July last year, concluded that ‘the principle of residential development at the site is considered to be established’.

The report adds: ‘The proposal will not have an adverse impact on the local area or the living conditions of neighbours, subject to conditions’.

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A previous bid by the same applicant, also for six houses, had been approved in 2011, but that scheme was for three blocks of semi-detached dwellings.

Following demolition of the farm buildings, the applicant has decided that the scheme would be improved if the layout was altered with some of the new properties detached.