AN application to build 20 more homes in Humshaugh, which has received more than 100 objections, will go before councillors in Tynedale next week.

The proposal, submitted by Duchy Homes, is an extension to the south of the current 21 homes at the Chesters Meadow site which were approved in 2016.

Councillors will decide whether to approve or refuse the proposal at the Tynedale Local Area Council meeting on Tuesday.

Since 2016, 54 new houses have been built or had construction approved, an increase of 23 per cent in the village.

Objections for the three, four and five bedroomed homes proposal cited flood risk, increased traffic and impact on wildlife and tourism. A statement from Humshaugh Parish Council said: “This proposal will create an estate of 41 houses, far in excess of the small development that a service village like Humshaugh should expect.”

Hexham’s MP Guy Opperman said adding a disproportionate volume of new builds to rural villages would damage their image.