NEW homes, a hotel and two drive-through restaurants could all be on the way to Haltwhistle as part of plans to revive the town’s dilapidated industrial park.

Detailed designs for the future of the Hadrian Enterprise Park, which also include new commercial units and a petrol station, are set to be unveiled to the public for the first time.

The former paintworks site, which is now owned by Manchester-based MCR Property Group, will be the focus of a public consultation event on Tuesday.

The group has been working with Northumberland County Council to carry out a detailed assessment of the current site, which is visible just off the A69.

And they acknowledge that, in its current state, the site does not provide an “aesthetically pleasing approach to the town.”

MCR’s planning manager, Tony Dodds, said: “We have been working closely with the county council and are excited about the long-term vision for Hadrian Enterprise Park.

“Over the years, time and general wear and tear has taken its toll on the site. What we propose will undoubtedly have a positive influence to the area and bring employment, as well as boosting tourism.”

He added that the group was liaising with businesses which currently occupied the site about transferring to refurbished units.

The public consultation will take place at Haltwhistle Library between 2pm and 7pm on Tuesday.