A NEW application for Prudhoe’s former police station building seeks permission for more supported housing units.

A planning application was approved earlier this month to turn the police station on Front Street into a veterinary surgery.

The adjacent building, which had been converted into office space, was proposed to be turned into four supported living units.

But the applicant, Mr Hussain, represented by Mario Minchella Architects, has submitted a further application seeking permission for another five supported living units on the site of the police station.

These would replace the plans for a veterinary surgery, meaning there would be a total of nine supported living units.

The former police station was put on the market earlier this year by Northumbria Police after officers moved to the town’s Spetchells Centre in November.

The decision to relocate police stations to community buildings was made in 2014 and Northumbria Police said all proceeds from the sale of the building would be put back into policing.

Prudhoe Town Council has offered its support for the application which will be determined by next month.