Story Homes planning to build new 350 home estate
Last updated at 09:04, Monday, 24 March 2014
Story Homes is looking to build a huge new housing estate in Cumbria.
It has submitted an "initial screening application" for 350 homes at Stoneyheugh in Workington.
The company says the development would help meet housing needs in the town.
A screening application, submitted to Allerdale council, seeks to determine the requirement for an Environmental Impact Assessment as part of a future planning application.
The land has been identified by the council as suitable for housing.
Carlisle-based Story says the site offers the opportunity for a sustainable development due to its nearby transport links and local amenities. The scheme would include 70 'affordable' homes.
It adds: "Story Homes would aim to ... introduce new landscaping to help encourage biodiversity interests. Every effort will be made to integrate the development into the pattern of the existing urban area whilst supporting the transition to the countryside beyond."
A public consultation about the proposed Stoneyheugh development will be held at a later date.
Story has two other developments nearby in the town, one for 150 homes at Stainburn and the other for 75 homes at High Harrington.
First published at 08:47, Monday, 24 March 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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I may well buy one, it's a nice area and they build nice houses.
Get them built allerdale.
Workington is not that attractive to outsiders, only people that are brought up there like to live there.There is a large supply of properties for sale because the population is falling.
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