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Community to be consulted on application to build new homes in Penrith

Story Homes will consult with the public about a potential new development in Penrith. This would include up to 120 new homes with 30% of these classed as affordable for local people, using criteria set by Eden District Council.

Story Homes is proposing to build the homes on land at Fairhill at the northern edge of the town near Penrith golf course. The council’s proposed local plan 2014-2032 identifies the site as suitable to deliver some of the circa 1800 required new homes to meet rising demand and support economic growth in Penrith in the coming years.

The proposed development is expected to sustain and create jobs for local people during the construction phases. New home owners will help strengthen the the town’s local economy through spending in local shops, benefitting local businesses and bringing a new skills base. New residents in the town will help sustain and improve upon existing services. The existing infrastructure will not be compromised and positive measures will be put in place where appropriate.

Members of the public are invited to come along to an event on Wednesday 1 April to meet the team and make comments about the plans.

Story Homes’ Development Planner, Adam McNally said: “This is an early stage in the development process and we are keen to hear local people’s views from the outset. Our consultation event is an opportunity for the community to understand the proposals and come forward with comments to help shape plans for development at Fairhill. We look forward to working with the community in advancing the detailed proposals.”

Story Homes is well known in Cumbria as a builder of aspirational family homes, having been established in the county for over 27 years. Recently completed developments such as Birkbeck Gardens, Kirkby Stephen and Clifton Hill Gardens in Clifton have already provided flourishing communities in the Eden area. Story Homes’ has recently launched two new developments in the Eden Valley: Orchard Place, Appleby and The Meadows in Lazonby which are attracting interest from UK-wide buyers. The beautifully finished, high-quality and high specification homes are built using local materials and labour where possible, creating a community which integrates well with its surroundings.

The public exhibition for new homes in Penrith will take place on Wednesday 1 April between 12 noon and 8pm at The Methodist Church, Wordsworth Street, Penrith, CA11 7QY.

For further information on our planning application, please visit our webpage.

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