Plans for former chalet site recommended for approval

Four new homes could be built on the former Seabank chalet site in Spittal.

Thursday, 20th July 2017, 7:27 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:17 pm
Spittal embankment
Spittal embankment

The application was deferred for a site visit at last month’s North Northumberland Local Area Committee meeting.

However, it is being recommended for approval at today’s meeting.

The application by James Hewit, c/o Ferguson Planning, was redesigned following comments from planning case officer Ragu Sittambalam, while the access and layout has been revised following concerns raised by the highways authority.

Berwick Town Council made no objection, although councillors did express concerns over access.

The application site is located on the southern edge of Spittal with fantastic views out to sea and the main east coast railway line behind it.

Two storey units of contemporary appearance are proposed, varying in form dependant on how they sit across the hillside.

A report to members states: ‘The development is of a nature atypical of general new build residential properties, providing an innovative solution that responds to the landscape characteristics of the site’.