Plans in for mobile homes to house older people in village

Proposals for ‘bungalow-style mobile homes’ in a village have been lodged with planning chiefs.

Sunday, 10th January 2021, 12:33 pm
Updated Sunday, 10th January 2021, 12:34 pm

A planning application was submitted to Durham County Council in December 2020 for vacant land off George Street in Haswell, County Durham.

This included up to 13 mobile homes to be used as residential accommodation for over-55s.

According to planning documents, the land benefits from extant permission for residential development.

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Land off George Street, Haswell, County Durham

A design and access statement, submitted with the plans, adds the new proposals have been put forward to help meet the demand for “additional relatively low cost single storey accommodation for an aging population.”

The report goes to say: “The impact of using this land to accommodate low bungalow-type mobile homes will be very modest in terms of all relevant material planning considerations.

“The general appearance and character of the street scene and locality is considered to be acceptable in any event and preferable to that which would result if implementing the extant permission for large bungalows here.”

A decision on the plans is expected by early February 2021.

For more information on the application, visit Durham County Council’s planning portal and search reference: DM/20/03320/FPA

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