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North East house builder granted permission for latest development

A North East house builder is set to add a further development to its award-winning portfolio after being granted permission to build 58 homes in Northumberland.

Tantallon Homes has secured planning approval to bring a new development to Longframlington, which will include affordable homes aimed at local first-time buyers alongside executive housing.

The landowner was originally given permission to develop 17 executive homes on the site known as Fairfields, but Tantallon Homes later revised the plans to include 34 two- and three-bedroom starter and family homes, alongside 24 luxury properties.

Although the COVID-19 lockdown means plans for a start-date on site remain unconfirmed, the developer hopes to begin work before the end of the year.

Craig McClen, director of Tantallon Homes, said: “The landowner initially secured permission for the 17 homes, and while that would have created a fantastic luxury development, what we really want to achieve   is homes that are accessible and affordable for local people.

“By including 34 starter and family homes in our development, we think this better serves the community of Longframlington and gives options to young people and first-time buyers who want to stay in this village. The second phase will include the executive home provision, so that aspect is still there, and together we believe this will create a vibrant development which will add positively to the community.

“We are known developers in the village already through the creation of Sea View, which has been warmly welcomed, and have built a strong reputation across the region as a whole since we were established in 2014 on the basis of our commitment to creating bespoke, high-quality housing developments which are at the heart of their local communities. We look forward to beginning work on-site at Fairfields.”

Director James Bell added: “Despite the very frustrating delays in the planning process, we are delighted to have secured approval and look forward to being able to get on-site and begin work on our latest development.”

Tantallon was supported with the site acquisition by senior associate Catherine Davies of law firm Sintons, who also dealt with the Section 106 planning agreement. Planning consultants Pegasus Group and architect Nicholson Nairn also worked on the project.

“We have worked with Tantallon since its inception and are very pleased to support the team with their latest project. The business has built a very strong reputation in a short period of time, having only been in operation for less than six years, and we are confident the Fairfields development will be another of the highest quality. We look forward to continuing to work with Tantallon,” said Catherine.

Chris Barr, director at Nicholson Nairn, added: “Nicholson Nairn Architects are delighted to have supported Tantallon Homes in ultimately securing planning consent for this development. We firmly believe the housing mix, with design influences of local vernacular, will be of great community benefit. Whilst integration with the village has been at the heart of the scheme, the feature central avenue with flanking greencorridors provides a strong design concept and brings a freshness and character to volume housing.”