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New homes coming soon to Houghton, Carlisle

Story Homes will soon be delivering 99 new homes in the Carlisle village of Houghton.

Planning permission was granted for the development on brownfield land at Hadrian’s Camp in Houghton, to be known as Eden Gate.

As well as bringing much needed high quality properties to the market to help achieve growing demand for housing in the city, the development will deliver up to 25 affordable homes for local people.

The affordable housing element includes 12 properties to be managed by a social landlord and 13 properties to be sold at a discounted rate to local people who meet criteria set by the local authority.

Eden Gate will go part of the way to meeting Carlisle City’s Council’s need for at least 565 new homes each year, the majority of which need to be focused on the Carlisle area.

Development will help sustain existing village services while the economy will also be boosted through the creation of hundreds of jobs over the life of the development, both directly and indirectly through subcontractors and the supply chain.

Adam McNally, Development Planner at Story Homes said: “The proposal, through a complementary mix of materials, new landscaping, large open spaces, remediation and ecology enhancement works, will help create a high quality safe and attractive environment for users to enjoy.

“We will pay around £200,000 to increase school place provision at Houghton Primary School and we will also pay £65,000 to Cumbria Wildlife Trust as part of new ecological improvements. We will also revisit the potential with Carlisle City Council for better consolidated off site play area provision as originally proposed and supported by the Parish Council and local Councillor.”

Hadrian’s camp is a former Army Camp which closed in 1969 and is currently a redundant brownfield site. The land already had outline planning permission for residential development.

We hope to start work on Eden Gate later this year, with the first homes expected to be released in Autumn 2015.

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