Plans lodged for housing in Tweedmouth

Plans have been lodged for the first phase of a major new housing development on the outskirts of Berwick.

Thursday, 7th February 2019, 08:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th February 2019, 16:01 pm
New housing is planned at Barley Rise in Tweedmouth. Picture by Jane Coltman

Berwick-based Michael Guthrie Developments are behind the scheme at Barley Rise in Tweedmouth.

An application has been submitted to Northumberland County Council seeking permission for the first phase of the scheme comprising nine new detached houses.

Outline permission for 110 homes on the wider site, backing on to the Highcliffe estate and close to Berwick Academy, was granted in 2013.

A report accompanying the application states: ‘The proposed development is proposed to be constructed in single and two-storey variations of design, constructed in a timber-framed format with a blockwork outer leaf clad with coloured render finish and incorporating Artstone sills.

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‘It is envisaged that the proposed development will complement the existing surrounding architecture and therefore will form a seamless transition between the existing subjects and the newly constructed dwellings.

‘The development site will connect to the existing constructed access road which is routed through the designated development site to adjoin the Barley Rise development.’

There would be two parking spaces per dwelling and the proposed development would include landscaping.

It is intended that the developer will submit and develop the land from the A1167 adjoining Barley Rise up to the footpath between the A1167 and Highcliffe estate.

It would be carried out in six phases.

The remainder of the site has been set out as building plots, which the developer is seeking to reserve the right to sell these as self-build plots.

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

It is also clarified that there is no intention to create any vehicular access at the north-east corner of the Highcliffe estate.

Michael Guthrie Developments has also recently redeveloped St Aidan’s House into apartments.