New store plans are back in business

An application for a new retail store in Pegswood has been resubmitted.

Enviro Property Partners put forward an application for the former Pegswood Ex sports and social club on Main Street in November. The building closed to the public last July.

The new 370 sq m retail unit would have a net sales area of 278 sq m, with the remaining 92 sq m designated as office and storage space.

Although not a name on the application, it is expected that the proposed development will subsequently be operated by the Co-op in order for the business to improve its retail offer in the village, relative to its existing store to the south east.

The bid was withdrawn just before Christmas at the request of Northumberland County Council because some mining issues needed to be resolved. It has now been logged again with the authority.

Alterations would be made to the access arrangements from Main Street to create a two-way access road suitable for customers coming to park and delivery vehicles.

A total of 15 standard car parking spaces would be provided, along with two spaces for disabled drivers and a single ‘family parking’ bay.

And the store itself would be slightly set back from the road frontage to create a patio/entrance area, which will also incorporate the proposed cycle parking zone. The store frontage will incorporate a large glazed area

To the immediate east of the application site is the existing Pegswood & District Social Club, which will remain in situ as it does not form part of the proposal.

Residents can view the application online by going to – click on Planning search and then type Pegswood into the box.