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Outline planning accepted for a new development in Carlisle.

May 2015

Story Homes has secured the backing from Carlisle City Council to build up to 190 homes at Greymoorhill, Carlisle.

The land is set to be in the local authority’s allocation for residential development in the forthcoming Local Plan. The development will go some of the way to supporting the local authority to deliver its housing needs for the future, bringing much needed new homes to the northern edge of the city. The plans will incorporate new affordable housing, areas of open space, landscaping, a new children’s play area and all associated infrastructure works to facilitate the scheme. Significant commuted sums will be payable to support arising primary school children places, residential travel plan, off site sports pitches and pedestrian footpath links.

Adam McNally, Planner for Story Homes said: “Story Homes is delighted to have received the backing of Carlisle City Council in respect to our planned Greymoorhill development. We are genuinely excited about the prospect of bringing forward a high quality urban edge at this key entrance to the city. We shall go forward with fresh public consultation in respect to our detailed plans, and subject to detailed consent being forthcoming we plan to start work on site in late 2016.”

The scheme shall include a proportion of affordable housing ring fenced for local people as well as sustainable drainage systems and junction improvements.

Our proposals will also provide local contractors with opportunities to tender for work, and there will be knock on benefits for local supply chains and other local businesses and services.

The Greymoorhill site is located on the northern edge of Carlisle and is in a highly sustainable location, close to a number of bus routes as well as several local facilities which would be supported by the new homes.

Story Homes currently has several other developments in Carlisle; Crindledyke Farm and The Ridings, near Carlisle Racecourse.

A reserved matters planning application will be submitted to Carlisle City Council later this year following further public consultation.