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New homes at Greymoorhill would provide up to 57 affordable homes for local people

September 2014

A proposed new housing development in Carlisle could provide 57 ‘affordable’ homes designated for local people.

New homes at Greymoorhill would provide up to 57 affordable homes for local people

A brief design of what the possible development could look like

Story Homes has submitted an outline planning application for new homes at Greymoorhill, off Kingstown Road and near Junction 44 in the north of the City.

The scheme would deliver 190 new homes over a number of years, of which up to 57 will be classed as affordable. Local people who meet the criteria set by the local authority are eligible to buy and rent ‘affordable’ properties at a significant market discount. Story Homes provides these homes to support local people who hope to get their foot on the property ladder.

Following consultation with local residents and businesses, Story Homes has submitted the application, along with plans for a new access route off the existing signalised Kingstown Road/Parkhouse Road junction, forming a cross roads.

The sustainable site is identified as a preferred option for allocation in the emerging Carlisle Local Plan and the scheme will deliver much needed housing to help make up for past shortfalls and future demands.  The new local plan seeks to deliver at least 665 new homes per year up until 2030 with 70% identified for the Carlisle urban area.

Adam McNally, Development Planner for Story Homes said: “Development on this site will help to meet the proven housing needs of the area.  The site has excellent existing transport connections and nearby services, hence its identification as preferred option in the emerging local plan.

“We will provide high quality and aspirational homes along with supporting community infrastructure including the delivery of new school places related to the development.  The homes will be of a sensitive and well planned design that respects adjacent occupiers’ amenity, a key concern raised at public consultation stage.

“As well as retaining trees and hedges, a Sustainable Urban Drainage system will be introduced to future proof the area and control surface water. There will be a new public open space and children’s play area and a quality designed frontage will serve as a positive public advertisement to this key approach to the city.

“The outline application will test the principle of development and all being well we hope to submit full details in the near future with a view for site start in late 2015.”

Carlisle City Council will now consider the application with an outcome expected in late November.

Greymoorhill is the latest development plan by Story Homes, adding to the popular ongoing developments in the area at Crindledyke, Blackwell, Scotby and Dalston.  Further choice will be added in the near future with Story Homes imminent application at Hadrian’s Camp in which a reserved matters application for 99 new homes is to be lodged.