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Another bid for holiday lodges

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County councillors are set to once again vote on a proposal to convert land around the periphery at Longhirst Hall Golf Club into an area that can accommodate 150 holiday lodges.

The plans indicate that there would be three different types of lodge, although they would only vary slightly in appearance and internal layout.

A previous application for 150 holiday lodges at the site was refused by a Northumberland County Council planning committee and an appeal was turned down by a planning inspector.

For the new application, objections have been lodged by Longhirst Parish Council, Pegswood Parish Council and Hebron Parish Council as well as nine residents. However, there have been 93 letters or emails in support of the bid.

But members of the strategic planning committee are being recommended to refuse it during a meeting on Tuesday by county council planning officers, who believe that the positives do not outweigh the harm that would be caused to the green belt.