First planning application for Northumberland Line approved

The first of a number of planning applications needed to deliver the reopening of the Northumberland Line for passenger traffic was approved last week.

The application proposed the construction of a new footbridge to replace an existing level crossing at Chase Meadows, Blyth.

The reopening of the Northumberland Line delivers 18 miles of upgraded track, six new stations, one footbridge, two underpasses and new signal locations. The whole scheme is expected to deliver economic benefits of up to £470m.

SLC Property is supporting Northumberland County Council by submitting and managing the planning applications and associated property aspects.