We now can confirm that the developer Lugano have submitted an outline planning application for the development of Birney Hill Farm on the boundary of Darras Hall Estate, Ponteland.
This planning application is at present in the pre registration stage of the process of consideration by Northumberland County Council.
The planning reference number is 13/00132/OUT and any information should be available on the Northumberland County Council website and the Town Council Offices when the information is passed on in the coming week or so. Our Town Council are a consultee in the planning process and will be discussing this at the appropriate meeting and passing on their comments to the Planning Dept.
All statutory consultees eg Environment Agency, Newcastle International Airport are notified of the application and invited to make comment.
Notifications to neighbours/residents who’s boundaries but onto this area of land will be notified of this application by the County Council during the next week.
Public notices will be displayed in the surrounding area of Birney Hill Farm.
An advert next week (FRIDAY) will be placed in the Hexham Courant in the Public Notices section giving details of the 21 day period of consultation. This will allow for support, objection and comment to be lodged with the Planning Dept at the County Council.
During this period a Case Officer is identified to consider the application and prepare a recommendation.
If the County Council receives 5 or more objections the application will go to a Planning Committee for consideration.
During the coming week I will update you further.