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Consultation for proposed new homes in Penrith

January 2016

Story Homes and Cumbria County Council will consult with the public this week about proposed plans to build new homes in Carleton, Penrith.

The award-winning housebuilder is proposing to submit a full planning application to build approximately 65 new high quality family homes on land off Carleton Road, an area already identified by Eden District Council in their draft local plan as a preferred site for housing to meet the future needs and economic growth expectations.

At the same time, Cumbria County Council is working with both Story Homes and Eden District Council to secure a planning allocation which will deliver around 100 homes on Cumbria County Council owned land opposite the Story Homes site on the A686.

Proposed plans for both sites include a mixture of family housing including affordable homes for local people.

The developments will inevitably bring economic benefits to the area during the construction phase, including the creation of jobs for local sub-contractors and knock on support for local businesses and supply chains.

Story Homes Planner, Adam McNally said: “This consultation event is an opportunity for residents from the local area to understand the proposals and come forward with comments to help shape plans for the development. Story Homes is renowned for designing and building homes and environments.  At this site, specific attention shall be paid towards the layout, house types and landscaping so that the development is in keeping with the character of the area and nearby historic assets. The development shall also include for sustainable drainage proposals.”

The public consultation event will take place on Thursday 14 January between 1pm and 7.45pm at Penrith RUFC, Carleton, CA11 8RG.

Following the consultation event, all responses will be reviewed and where possible incorporated into the proposed development.

For more information about developments in the planning stages visit our land and planning pages here.