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Story Homes plans new estate on southern edge of Carlisle

Another major new housing development is in the pipeline for Carlisle.

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Well done to whoever approved this one. Prbably the same lot that approved the airport - where is that exactly ?

Posted by M ofB on 26 December 2012 at 21:32

Well done to Story. We need an economy boost in this county and housing is a major part. Ill buy one of these houses and get a free dingy. I dont mind.

Posted by stephen on 9 October 2012 at 18:11

Spain, Ireland, Greece etc are covered with empty and half built housing estates (I have seen them mysef). Rushed and over ambitious housing developments bring whole areas down and cause far more harm than to just the builders pockets as the current euro crises testifies. I really find it difficult to believe this number of people want to move to Carlisle.

Posted by John on 8 October 2012 at 21:51

Could someone tell me where all the families moving into these homes will work? and can we assume that more schools, Dr surgeries, extra hospital beds etc will be made available?

Posted by Michael Owen on 2 October 2012 at 15:07

Any form of development within in Carlisle can only be a good thing. The city cannot be allowed to stagnate. Story Homes seem to offer a fantastic product and their houses do sell. As for the flooding risks all new developments of this scale undergo scrutiny as to the potential for flooding. Preventitive measures such as attenuation or SUDS ponds are designed in to mitigate against it. The area will be improved if anything. Come on doommongers. Where's the positivity??

Posted by JR on 1 October 2012 at 16:09

Why on earth do we need more housing estates in this town?There are enough houses sitting empty waiting to be sold .
How on earth will durdar road cope with the extra traffic this estate will generate all trying to enter and exit on a bend at the most dangerous point of durdar road where at least three fatal crashes have occured over the years i have lived in the area.

Posted by Leatherman on 29 September 2012 at 18:11

We are currently living with fans a dehumidifiers running 24/7 in our house and guess what!!!!! It's one of the houses next to that field, so don't comment about flooding till you know the facts, ,look back in your records and see how many times in the past homes there have flooded, I know of 8 in the last few years so everyone who comments about a puddle try having one in your house then try the smart comments. There is no control there to stop the water coming off the higher land behind these houses and as know from all to recent experience king kanut tried it and I tried it you can not turn back the tide

Posted by wet feet on 28 September 2012 at 19:42

Not sure if one can say the land is prone to flooding and would still be after serious modern engineering work has taken place simply based on a news and star photo?? being someone who has recently moved to the city from west cumbria due to work I for one hope any expansion like Steve Edwards' comment is met by an equal number of sustainable jobs.

Posted by Tony Lopez on 28 September 2012 at 09:39

Good to see the city expanding southwards at last. Perhaps this development will be an added impetus to the planning and construction of a southern 'development route'. Carlisle needs to grow and increase its population which will in turn atract businesses to the city, preserve the city centre as a vibrant shopping and entertainment area. When the city reaches around 125,000 people in the urban area, many more facilities will be available for all and Carlisle will be a more atractive place to work, live and play.

Posted by BM on 28 September 2012 at 09:17

Clearly a perfect place to build, the land is prone to flooding (see photo and N&S headline Upperby homes flooded earlier this week), poor road network systems - no bypass for the South of the city, schools which have no surpless capacity , no GP surgeries or even a supermarket. Are Story's going to improve the infratructure and ammenities as well?

Posted by Jane on 27 September 2012 at 21:08

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