NINE new homes could be built in a Tynedale village.

A planning application for a new residential development on land used as a haulage yard at Station Road in Haydon Bridge was submitted to Northumberland County Council and validated last week.

A design and access statement submitted by planning agents Ludman Planning said applicants R S Marshall, who have owned the site for many years, are "keen to deliver a high-quality development which respects the character of Haydon Bridge and delivers much-needed housing which will improve the appearance of this site and this part of Haydon Bridge".

If the proposal is approved, the existing buildings would be removed from the site and four four-bedroom houses would be built along with five three-bedroom homes.

Existing trees along the site's boundary would be retained, plans show.

The materials proposed for the homes are local stone and Welsh slate roofs, and each dwelling would have solar panels on its roof, air source heat pumps, EV charging points, and cycle storage.

They will also each have parking space for two vehicles.

According to the statement, a previous outline planning application for nine dwellings on the site which was submitted in 2017 was refused due to the site being allocated as employment land at the time along with other reasons.

The planning agents said: "In 2019 a pre-application enquiry was submitted to the Council when it was clear that the Council were proposing to remove the employment allocation and allocate the land for housing.

"The result of the pre-application enquiry was that the proposal could still not be supported in principle due to the Northumberland Local Plan not being yet adopted, and the site was still at that time allocated as employment land in the development plan.

"A list of reports that would be required in any future application was provided and these are included in the application documents.

"The NLP is now adopted, and the site is now allocated for between 8 and 10 houses."

According to the application, the owners are "keen to progress the development immediately".

For more details, visit the county council's planning portal and search reference number 23/01129/FUL.