Plans submitted for factory making 'luxury lodges'
A “luxury lodge” maker could create work for more than 20 people if plans are given the green light.
Brains behind the scheme are hoping to secure permission to build a factory on land at West Sleekburn, where they expect to build up to two caravans or lodges every month.
And bosses at Northumberland Luxury Lodges (NLL) have also raised the prospect of expanding the facility down the line, if the venture proves successful.
In an application submitted to planners at Northumberland County Council, the firm claimed: “Based upon the experience with [a] prototype, we now have accurate production times and costings.
“At full capacity, the factory will build up from one lodge up to two lodges per month within 12 months, depending on the size of the caravans
“Employment will rise quickly to six [full time employees] and we anticipate that we will employ two apprentices in the factory and hope to expand this facility.”
The caravans and lodges made at the five acre site off Brock Lane are expected to be between 10-50 ft.
As well as the business’s employees, work is also due to be provided for eight regular sub-contractors, such as carpenters, plumbers and electricians.
And a further 10 “indirect contractors”, including drivers, security and cleaning staff, could also benefit.
Further details of the plans can be found in the planning section of Northumberland County Council’s website using the reference number 21/03977.
Any comments on the scheme can be submitted through the website until Thursday, November 18.