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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Comments on proposals for land at Birney Hill Farm

Press Release

07 March 2013
 For immediate release

Comments on proposals for land at Birney Hill Farm

Northumberland County Council’s development management team will be accepting all responses that it has received to the proposals for development on land at Birney Hill Farm near Ponteland – but will not be sending individual acknowledgements.

Due to the large numbers of letters that have been received, the council isn’t able to send out individual replies but has confirmed that all points being raised in the correspondence will be taken into account when appraising the proposals.

The application by Lugano Developments Ltd is for outline planning permission for the demolition of some existing buildings and the construction of up to 280 dwellings.  It also includes proposals for business space (up to 650 square metres of B1 floorspace), shops and restaurants (no greater than 250 square metres (gross) of A1/A3 retail floorspace) and community facilities (up to 500 square metres D1 floorspace).  A community farm and associated buildings, landscaping, open space, access and associated engineering works are also included in the plans.

Details of the application can be viewed on the council’s website at , where you should enter the reference number 13/00132/OUTES in the planning application search.