Plans for Bamburgh and Milfield face refusal

Bids for new homes in Bamburgh and Milfield are being recommended for refusal at today's meeting of the North Northumberland Local Area Council.

Thursday, 21st June 2018, 07:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 10:47 am

The Bamburgh application is the first to go to committee since the North Northumberland Coast Neighbourhood Plan passed referendum.

In line with the key policy in that plan which aims to limit second/holiday homes, the proposal is for 10 principal occupancy dwellings, ranging from two to four-bedroom, on land east of The Friars, Radcliffe Road.

However, according to the planning officer’s report, it falls foul of other policies as it ‘proposes an inappropriate form of development outside of the settlement boundary’.

At Milfield, the retrospective demolition of outbuildings and the construction of three terraced houses, on land south of the Red Lion pub, is earmarked for refusal.

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The parish council said it would welcome the redevelopment of this derelict site, but objects to this application, comprising two, two-bedroom homes and one, three-bedroom property.

The planning officer warns that it would result in the total loss of a non-designated heritage asset (outbuilding) and cause harm to the setting of the grade II-listed Red Lion.