PLANS to convert redundant agricultural buildings into six homes have been submitted to Northumberland County Council.

The proposed development, on land at Garden House Farm in Acomb, would see six two-bedroom homes built.

According to the application submitted by the trustees of Jane Allgood, the external materials of the buildings will remain the same.

There are 14 on-site parking spaces proposed.

Acomb Parish Council has objected to the planning application, citing flood risk, the fact it is on Green Belt land, and traffic safety as some of the reasons why.

"We believe that this application constitutes over development of a small site," the parish council added in their objection.

"Originally constructed for one farming family, the site now attempts to accommodate six families. Whilst it would be desirable to find a sustainable use for the buildings, to ensure their longevity, a scheme for 2 or 3 dwellings would be more appropriate to location."

The agent for the application, Tony Carter, of Carter-Smith Planning Consultants, said: "The comments made by the Parish Council and members of the public are well made, however, we do consider the issues raised have been accounted for within the application submission.

"We are awaiting comments from the statutory consultees, and look forward to working with the Council planners on bringing forward a residential conversion scheme which will see these agricultural buildings retaining their heritage value and prolonging their lifespan."

For more details, search 21/03446/FUL on the county council's planning portal.