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Plans approved for new homes in Kendal

Outline planning approval has been granted for a second Story Homes development in Kendal, Cumbria.

Housebuilder Story Homes secured approval from South Lakeland District Council to build up to 105 homes on the Kendal Parks Farm site in the town at the end of April 2015.

The site forms the northern part of the Kendal Parks allocation for residential development in the Local Plan, highlighting its suitability for housing. 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 Kendal.

The plans will also incorporate new affordable housing, areas of open space, landscaping, improvements to the existing children’s play area and all associated infrastructure works to facilitate the scheme.

David Hayward, Development Planner for Story Homes said: “We welcome the decision by South Lakeland District Council’s Planning Committee to allow us to go ahead with our outline proposals to build up to 105 new homes at Kendal Parks Farm in Kendal. The proposals have been developed in accordance with the Development Brief for the allocated site.

Our high-quality and sensitive scheme will complement the existing character of the area and boost the supply of much needed new homes in Kendal, making a positive contribution towards the supply of affordable housing in the District.

“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 Kendal Parks Farm site is located 2 km to the South East of the town centre 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 one other development in Kendal; The Beeches, off Natland Road. The Beeches has already proven to be popular with buyers, including young local families looking step onto the property ladder or take their next step up in home ownership.

A reserved matters planning application will be submitted to South Lakeland District Council later this year.

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