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Consultation to discuss proposals for 50 new homes in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Proposals to build up to 50 new homes in Barrow-in-Furness would bring a number of key benefits to the area.

Consultation to discuss proposals for 50 new homes in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Barrow-in-Furness Development Proposals

Story Homes are developing proposals for up to 50 new homes on land at Manor Lane /Rating Lane in the town. The development would provide a range of high quality, large, family housing, which is in short supply in the area, and will help Barrow Borough Council to achieve its housing requirement.

The development would secure and create much needed employment locally both directly through Story Homes and indirectly through sub contractors and local supply chains. The knock on effect would also support local businesses in the town.

Through the planning application process Story Homes will submit a range of supporting documents to demonstrate how the proposals will address and mitigate the impacts of development on the site. This will include issues such as drainage and flood risk, traffic, access and landscape and heritage.

David Hayward, Development Planner for Story Homes said: “We are aware of the objections raised on our proposals for this important site and acknowledge that these are valid concerns, and that they will be addressed through the planning application process, and through consultation with the public, the Council and English Heritage.

“We place great emphasis on ensuring that our developments respect local character and enhance the landscape and setting, so that each development is unique. We are confident that a scheme can be developed that will respect the landscape and setting of the site, including the Furness Abbey and the park wall.

The public exhibition on Thursday 6 March 2014 will allow Story Homes to take on board the views of the public and key stakeholders which will be fed into the design process.  Story Homes hope to submit a planning application in early Summer 2014.

For more information about the plans visit the land and planning pages.

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