Firm backs home plans

Lesley Scott at Doodle Bugs Ceramics and Crafts with Jeannie Kielty, from The Banks Group.
Lesley Scott at Doodle Bugs Ceramics and Crafts with Jeannie Kielty, from The Banks Group.
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A Cramlington business owner has backed plans for a new housing development which she believes will boost trade for local firms.

North east employer Banks Property is putting forward plans for the proposed Chapel View residential scheme, which would sit on an eight hectare site to the south of the B1326 and the east of the A189.

The scheme would include 194 two-storey homes for families and first-time buyers, as well as areas of informal green space, and would sit to the east of the under-construction new specialist Emergency Care Hospital.

Banks has also been talking to local business owners about what they are looking to do, including Lesley Scott, co-owner of Doodle Bugs Ceramics and Crafts, who has backed the plans.

Lesley said: “I believe East Cramlington is quite an under-developed area with the capacity for the sort of development that’s being proposed here, and having more young families in the area can only be beneficial for future growth.”

A planning application is expected to be submitted soon.