Story Homes is now reaching the end of the first phase at Crindledyke Farm and we will finish constructing the last home on the phase in early autumn.
In April 2012, we were granted Outline Planning Consent for Crindledyke Farm which included permission for up to 850 dwellings, and was subsequently granted Detailed Planning Consent for the first phase of 184 homes.
While delivering the first phase, Story Homes has provided £281,000 towards extending a local cycle path, the delivery of a travel plan, delivery of an open space management scheme, £38,000 contribution towards local public transport service, £35,000 towards highway improvements, including public footpath improvements towards Chandler Way, and the provision of affordable housing.
As part of phase one, an area of temporary open space will be provided, incorporating items of play equipment for infants and juniors as well as an informal activity area suitable for older children. Permission to construct the open space is already in place and we are working with Carlisle City Council to agree on the play equipment. It is anticipated that the play area will be open this Summer.
Managing Director of Story Homes in Cumbria and Scotland, Ian Storey, said: “We are pleased to be completing the first phase of 184 homes at Crindledyke Farm, which is one of our most significant developments in Cumbria. I’m really proud of the community we have created and the homes we have built.”
Before we can begin construction of phase two of the Carlisle development, we are required to apply for detailed planning permission from Carlisle City Council.
Ian continued: “As our detailed Planning Application for phase two takes shape, we are engaging with stakeholders, to ensure that our proposals meet the needs of the community. As part of this piece of work we are reviewing the mix of house types and as such, it is unlikely we will build up to the permitted maximum of 850 homes. The overall scale of development is more likely to be 650-700 homes in total which we feel will improve the community and development layout.”
More information about Crindledyke Farm, including recent aerial imagery can be found here.