Plans for up to 320 new homes in the market town of Cockermouth have been approved.
Story Homes’ application will see the properties built in two phases on land off Strawberry How Road, crossing Tom Rudd Beck.
The development will bring a variety of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom properties to the town, including up to 40% affordable homes allocated to local people.
The development will also create hundreds of jobs for local suppliers and sub contractors and will bring a boost to the local economy.
Adam McNally, Development Planner for Story Homes said: “We are delighted with the decision of the planning committee to allow us to bring our award winning homes to Cockermouth.
“In approving the application they have recognised these plans to be of truly high quality, including a wide range of houses to meet all needs and extensive provision of affordable housing, all set within an attractive and safe environment.
“We duly recognise the conditions put in place to ensure the successful implementation of the sustainable development. We are thankful to the local people who have gone out of their way to support the scheme and the engagement from key stakeholders.”
More details will be released as soon as possible about approximate build dates.
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