Harworth Secures Consent for 400 Homes in Northumberland

Harworth Estates received outline planning consent last week for a development of up to 400 houses in Ellington, Northumberland.

Northumberland County Council has granted outline consent for the housing as well as a convenience retail store and two full-sized football pitches, which will be used by Ellington Juniors’ football club, along with a smaller junior pitch.

The development is located on 45 acres of land, south of Aiden Grove and Lynemouth Road, which constitutes the former Ellington Colliery and agricultural fields. It is part of Harworth’s extensive portfolio in the north east, which was boosted in April with the acquisition of the 320-acre former Lynemouth aluminium smelter near from Alcan Rio Tinto.

The outline planning consent at Ellington was achieved by Harworth’s Strategic Land division. Over the last six years Harworth has obtained consents for more than 11,000 housing plots and in excess of 8 million sq ft of employment space across the north of England and the Midlands.

Stuart Ashton, Planning and Development Manager in the Strategic Land division, said: “This development will provide a mix of high-quality homes as well as amenities for the local community and continues our involvement in directly supporting the regeneration of the North East.”