Ashington housing development seeks permission to expand

A housing developer is seeking permission to expand a residential project in Ashington.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 6:24 pm
A Persimmon home.

Persimmon Homes wants to build four more houses on the Seaton Vale, Woodhorn Meadows estate.

A planning application has been submitted to Northumberland County Council. The documents state: “The proposed application seeks to substitute former plots 173 – 194 resulting in an increase of four dwellings above the extant planning permission.

“The application seeks approval to substitute the previously approved house types and amend plot locations, with associated infrastructure at Seaton Vale, while identifying an area of white land for a future application and development.

“This application seeks to respond to a change in the housing market since the reserved matters permission was granted in 2004.”

Persimmon has claimed the additional developments will benefit the local economy, society and environment.

The company says: “The proposal will assist in supporting sustainable economic growth, through the provision of high quality homes. The construction of new dwellings and the associated infrastructure works will also continue to address the need to increase output from the site.”

In addition, the proposed development “addresses the need for more social housing in the area”.

Environmentally, the developer claims the ecology of the area will not be impacted negatively and the creation of new houses is still within the limits of sustainable development.

In 2004, the local authority granted Persimmon permission to build 622 homes on the Ashington estate.

The county council has yet to come to a decision on the application (reference number: 21/01613/FUL).