Plans handed in for around 200 homes

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A planning application for a proposed new residential development in East Cramlington has been submitted.

Banks Property is promoting the development of the new Chapel View housing scheme on an eight-hectare site to the south of the B1326 and the east of the A189.

There is a clear and increasingly pressing need across the north east to boost the available supply of quality homes

Mark Dowdall, Banks’ environmental and community director

The Chapel View scheme would include around 200 homes for families and first-time buyers, as well as areas of informal green space, and would sit to the east of Cramlington’s new specialist Emergency Care Hospital, which is due to open in the summer.

Banks Property has been undertaking consultations with residents and community leaders about the project, and has also been gathering ideas from local people about how they think the overall development package might achieve the maximum economic, environmental and social benefit for the local community.

Ideas that have been put forward so far include making improvements to local footpaths and cycleways, improving recreational and play areas for children and introducing new traffic calming measures.

Mark Dowdall, environment and community director at The Banks Group, said: “There is a clear and increasingly pressing need across the north east to boost the available supply of quality homes, a need which the Chapel View scheme would help to address in this part of Northumberland, and we’re excited to have reached this landmark in its development.”

A decision on the planning application is expected by the summer.