Gleeson Homes is to build 105 new homes in Egremont, following a unanimous vote from Cumberland’s Planning Committee.

The 12-acre site will include a range of 2, 3, and 4-bedroom homes.

The development consists of two areas of land, one of which is a former school classified as brownfield land that has been neglected and affected by antisocial behaviour and fly-tipping. 

The development will deliver 11 affordable homes and it is anticipated that out of the 105 homes being built, 40 will be affordable to a couple earning the national living wage with open market prices starting from around £140,000.

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Gleeson expects the site to be popular with a range of different customer demographics, from first-time buyers to second-steppers and downsizers. 

The company is aiming to commence building in late Autumn 2024, with plans to release homes for sale in early 2025.

Frazer Thompson, Regional Managing Director at Gleeson Homes, commented:  “We are delighted to have secured this development, which is a key project for our region."