PLANS are afoot to demolish buildings in order to transform a prominent site in the west of the district

Proposals have already been submitted for a petrol station, two drive-through restaurants and a two-storey hotel have been put forward to rejuvenate the dilapidated land at the Hadrian Enterprise Park site in Haltwhistle.

However, the initial proposal of 79 homes as part of the original scheme was dropped to much contention.

Now, further plans have been submitted to demolish units on the site in order to accommodate the new proposals.

Manchester-based Juniperhawk Ltd is asking Northumberland County Council for determination to whether the prior approval of the authority will be required ahead of the demolition of multiple units and the restoration of the site.

The planning application determines that work would be carried out in phases, with the idea to transform one large unit into three lettable buildings.

This work would incorporate toilets, three phase electrical supply to each unit with individual meters, new drainage connections to the existing system, the existing roof would be overclad with a new profiled metal roof covering and the existing roller shutter doors to each unit would either be replaced or enlarged.

A smaller unit close by this building would be completely demolished.

Phase two would see two units at the north of the site demolished to accommodate a new warehouse, which would contain six lettable units.

The existing slab would be retained if possible.

Again, these units would incorporate toilets, electrical supply and new drainage connections.

To meet planning regulations, permission would need to be granted as part of this second phase of work would see the warehouse higher than 5m or 10m within the boundary.

The plan also outlines demolition of existing building along boundary,the reinstatement of existing palisade fencing and construction of a new building on condition of Network Rail approval.

It is proposed the work will start by March.