A PARISH council has objected to plans to build 14 new homes.

The proposals to build 14 four-bedroom homes at Station Yard in Corbridge were submitted to Northumberland County Council by applicant Gladglider.

If approved, the development would comprise three different house types, each arranged over three storeys.

A planning statement submitted alongside the application by agent George F. White said: "The proposed houses are of a modern, contemporary, high-quality design responding to the specific location.

"The palette of proposed materials is high quality including natural stone walls, natural grey slate roofing, with horizontal grey cladding emphasising the contemporary design with natural timber cladding providing accents on specific elevations."

The site has extant planning permission for 18 homes - 12 townhouses and six apartments - as well as an industrial workshop area and a laundry building, which was granted in 2015. Development has commenced, through the demolition of buildings on the site.

The planning statement said: "The proposed development is an opportunity to provide residential properties with an improved design and noise mitigating measures incorporated into the scheme, to work with the constraints of the application site and reflect recently updated noise standards.

"The proposed development and mitigation measures provide a higher standard of amenity for future occupiers of the proposed dwellings, when compared with the extant consent."

Access to the development would be via the existing access road leading from the B695 road from Tinkler’s Bank into the site.

The planning statement said the road would have "a reduced number of traffic movements to that of the previous use of the site and the extant development", and said it is considered that when complete, the proposed development "will not have a significant adverse impact on road safety".

Corbridge Parish Council, however, has opposed the scheme.

They said: "The development intensifies the use of a sub-standard vehicular junction.

"Also, the design bears no resemblance to and does not appear to be influenced by the vernacular, i.e. either the sandstone buildings at Corbridge Station or the Stanners."

Nearby residents have also raised concerns about the safety of the proposed development's access road.

One commented: "Having seen the plans for this new development l have no objections to the design or size of these houses. However, unless something drastic is done to the entrance and exit to this estate l can see it being very dangerous. At present the exit is situated on a very tight and busy bend. Visibility is not good either."

The Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) has also objected to the scheme, on flood risk and drainage grounds.

For more information on the application, visit the county council's planning portal and search reference number 22/00538/FUL