A site on the edge of a Northumberland village that provides potential opportunities for future development has been identified.
The 17.13 hectares area to the west of Pegswood Community Fire Station would mainly be used to relocate many existing businesses and enable new businesses to open units.
It could also accommodate an expansion of recreational facilities at Welfare Park and car parking for Pegswood Railway Station. Part of the site would stay agricultural land.
This forms part of the vision for Pegswood being worked on by councillors and residents to feed into the Morpeth Neighbourhood Plan and Northumberland County Council’s core strategy. Moving many businesses would free up land for other uses.
At a meeting of Pegswood Parish Council, Coun David Woodard said: “As a result of a meeting at County Hall on April 30, we have had email confirmation from David Dent of the highways department that the private access road alongside the Welfare Park was designed wide enough to serve further development west of the fire station.
“We are looking for the council’s development company, Arch, to agree that the vision of relocating Cookswell Garage and the businesses on the Pegswood Industrial Estate to this land is deliverable.”