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Monday, 22 December 2014

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Objections lodged over new housing estate plan for Harrington

Objections are flooding in against plans to build 80 homes in west Cumbria.

Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd revealed proposals last month to build the housing estate at High Harrington, Workington.

But some residents living near to the earmarked land off Main Street, opposite Little Croft, are angry and lodged their objections with Allerdale council.

The main concern that they have is the possibility of increased traffic if the estate, which would have bungalows, terraced and detached houses, was to be built.

Vic Morris, of Northfield Avenue, said that he fears the greenfield site between High Harrington and Workington will soon turn into a concrete city.

He added: “Living on Northfield Avenue you take your life in your own hands when trying to get out of our own junction – never mind when there are more cars from the proposed site.”

He said that it would “only be a matter of time” until there was a fatality on the road.

Mark Hughes, of Dene Avenue, said that the drains in the area can’t cope at the moment with the amount of water.

“The roads right now are congested and there has been a massive amount of road traffic collisions and a number of fatalities in the suggested location of the proposed junction,” he added.

“So do you not think introducing another 80 potential vehicles to a blind junction is not going to increase the level of incidents?”

Another concerned Dene Avenue resident, Charles Murray, said: “Several years ago Harrington was possibly getting a bypass due to the volume of traffic. Now it is proposed that a further 80 houses are built with a possibility of over 100 vehicles trying to access the road.

“It will make exiting Dene Avenue even worse.”

However, the developers claim the houses will help meet a chronic shortage of housing in Allerdale as well as widening the choice of housing available.

The final decision on the plans will be made by Allerdale council at a later date.

Have your say

Brilliant! We need more houses!

Posted by Michael on 9 August 2012 at 19:12

Load of fuss over nowt! I think its a great idea and we'll be looking into purchasing one of the properties.

Posted by Realist on 9 August 2012 at 16:10

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