PLANS are afoot to convert agricultural buildings on a remote farm into four residential homes.

W A Robson & Sons, who farm at High Baulk Farm, just outside of Great Whittington, want to create the four new dwellings with associated parking and amenity space.

The family has submitted a formal application to Northumberland County Council for consideration.

A planning statement compiled by Hannah Wafer, a graduate planner at agents George F. White, read: " It is evident that the buildings are of permanent construction and have been situated on site in excess of 100 years.

"The traditional buildings are largely constructed from stone and are reflective of the history of the surrounding area.

"The proposed development is contained within the footprint of the existing buildings."

The site has good highways connections to nearby Corbridge, Newcastle, Gateshead and surrounding areas, and is located close to Hadrian's Wall.