PLANS for a temporary compound as part of a major housing development have led to protests from neighbours.

Miller Homes has applied for the construction of a temporary off-site compound for land north of Stagshaw Road, in Corbridge, while work on building 185 new homes at Milkwell Lane is carried out.

A separate application for advertisement consent for a panel and two flag poles had also been submitted.

At the latest Corbridge Parish Council meeting, John Williams, who lives at nearby Stonethwaite, said the two-year period for the temporary compound, and the creation of 15 parking spaces, a road and two toilets, was excessive.

He also said the compound should not be built in the green belt, on an approach to the Corbridge conservation area and on land designated as a scheduled ancient monument.

Both applications were submitted to Northumberland County Council last month.