DECISION day is looming for a bid to build almost 400 homes at Stobhill.
Northumberland County Council’s North Area Planning Committee is expected to determine the application by Barratt Homes and Tees Valley Housing at a meeting on Thursday, February 20.
The applicants hope to build 396 properties on a field next to the Stobhill roundabout, adjacent to the A192 and A196.
Both Morpeth Town and Hepscott Parish councils have objected to the plans, and a 400-name petition against the development has been submitted.
County councillor for Hepscott Glen Sanderson said: “We are glad this is coming forward now. Local people will be putting forward all the arguments that we feel are very sensible.
“This is the wrong application, in the wrong place, at the wrong time. There are concerns about drainage, traffic and development in the open countryside. We think these arguments are very strong and we hope the county council will turn down this application.”