PROPOSALS for a care home in a Tyne Valley town have been mooted.

A pre application has been submitted to Northumberland County Council for the erection of a 72-unit extra care housing facility, including associated staff and communal facilities, parking, access and landscaping in Prudhoe.

The proposed area, known locally as the Legion or allotment site, is on land south of Broom House Lane.

The land has been subject to planning applications for many years.

The applicant – Northumberland Estates – the Duke of Northumberland’s property arm – also submitted revised plans for 61 houses and 10 apartments with associated infrastructure and landscaping on the same site.

At its meeting of the planning, contract and works committee, Prudhoe town councillors agreed to strongly object the proposed development to build homes on the site.

It is proposed that 31 dwellings and ten apartments would be accessed via the Tilley Crescent cul-de-sac of the Castlefields Estate. Original plans had outlined only five homes would use this route.

In January, plans had been afoot for 100 new homes on the land.

In May last year, Northumberland Estates said a planning document suggesting a new care home for the town was inaccurate.

An environmental risk assessment published in relation to a proposed development by the property arm claimed the site was to be developed into a care home with car parking and landscaping.