Monday 17 June 2013
Housing proposals to boost Whitehaven and support future needs
Benefits to the community will be brought through the company’s proposal to create up to 570 new homes on land at South Whitehaven, adjacent to the current Magellan Park development.
Local company Story Homes has submitted the application for 139 properties, as well as additional outline planning for a further 431 properties.
Provision has also been made for open space, access to the countryside and a primary school close to the 30.9 hectare site.
The site is ideally situated on the edge of Whitehaven, close to future employment opportunities at West Lakes Science Park and Whitehaven Town Centre and within walking and cycling distance of retail outlets and local services.
A mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties is proposed, ranging from apartments to detached houses.
Steve Errington, Managing Director of Story Homes said: “As well as meeting the future sustainable housing needs of the area, the proposed development will have provision for much needed local facilities and services.
“We have developed our plans in consultation with key stakeholders in the area and we are committed to delivering the best possible scheme for the area, building on the success of our current development nearby.
“We are pleased that we can continue to support Copeland, delivering high quality homes, creating a boost to the economy and job opportunities for local people.”
Copeland Borough Council has already identified its future housing needs, with a minimum annual housing target of 300 new properties available each year. The proposals from Story Homes will help to meet the Borough’s growth aspirations and support wider economic growth. The site is already included in the authority’s local plan for regeneration and housing provision.
Story Homes has a number of other sites in the area, all of which have proved popular with local buyers, delighted by the high specification of Story Homes’ properties.