CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a house described as a "Bond villain's lair" will go before councillors next week.

The application, which would see a single dwelling built on land south of Church Lane in Riding Mill, has attracted 193 objections from local residents.

During a public consultation earlier this year, many villagers voiced concerns about the impact on the green belt. The development would be sited on a "much loved" spot overlooking the village.

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The plans, which were revealed in April, detailed a “ground-breaking house of the future which would be climate positive”. The team behind the design claim it could lead to a change in the way new homes are built in the future."

However, Northumberland County Council officers have recommended the application be refused.

Councillors will debate the application at the meeting of Tynedale Local Area Council on Tuesday at 2pm. The meeting will be held virtually due to coronavirus restrictions.