FURTHER developments are planned for one of the North-East's must luxurious areas.

On the back of an application to demolish a bungalow and create a new, state-of-the-art two storey house on Edge Hill, two further planning applications have been submitted for Darras Hall, near Ponteland, to Northumberland County Council.

One application is for the demolition of a bungalow on nearby Eastern Way, which would be replaced by a newly constructed detached house and ancillary annexe accommodation with associated external and landscaping works.

In addition, there are plans to demolish two neighbouring properties on Darras Road to be replaced by two new homes.

For the Eastern Way development, the existing bungalow is a large, detached property which is typical of the homes built in the area in the 1960s.

However, the planning application states: "The proportions of the spaces are generous, however the main living spaces are segregated and singular which doesn't create a cohesive environment for modern day family life.

"The property has been previously insulated but is not up to current regulations in terms of ventilation and insulation which has caused ongoing issues with the property and its functionality."

The areas planned for the new development are: open, large kitchen, dining and living area; transition to outdoor space; utility and laundry room; annex with kitchen, living, bedroom and bathroom areas; a separate living room; cinema room; downstairs toilet and cloak area; study/studio room; ground floor guest suite; main entrance hall; four bedrooms; master suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom; couples en-suite in master room; feature bath in master room; health room.

Agents Orange Design Studio, based in Mirfield, Yorkshire, say in the application: "In terms of overall massing and fenestration, we aim to define a minimalist look with increased massing to give a much more refined elevation design with a distinct visual look at first floor level by the use of different materials."

The applicant is listed as Mrs I. Armstrong who owns the property on Eastern Way.

The Darras Hall application has been submitted by property owners Javaid Nazir and Seema Jagota. Darras Hall-based Ely Architects have been appointed as agents.