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Story Homes contributes over £1.4m to community services

September 2022

We have contributed a seven-figure sum towards improving community services as part of our developments in Cumbria.

In line with the Section 106 (S106)* agreements between Story Homes and local Councils, we have made the following recent financial contributions;

To Cumbria County Council:

  • £361,618.61 for primary school places at All Saints School, Cockermouth
  • £41,511 towards a community bus service in Cockermouth
  • £28,689.57 towards secondary school transport in Greystoke, Penrith
  • £332,245.45 to provide capacity for additional pupils at primary schools in Penrith
  • £189,030.13 to improve highways at Corney Place and Carleton Road, Penrith
  • £6,600.00 towards a travel plan for Carleton Road, Penrith
  • £314,543.08 towards primary school education in Endmoor

To Carlisle City Council:

  • £91,164.53 towards an offsite play space at Carlisle Road, Brampton

To South Lakeland District Council:

  • £123,409.22 towards community infrastructure in Endmoor

Adam McNally, Senior Land and Planning Manager said: “The S106 payments represent significant investment in local infrastructure as proven necessary to help make our developments sustainable. The homes that we build are part of wider communities, so helping to improve facilities within the local area is very important to us.

“As a Cumbrian rooted business, it’s great to be able to facilitate these improvements and benefits to local residents.”

The S106 payments were made as part of our developments in the region, which have proven popular with customers due to the high quality homes available that have been designed with flexible, open plan spaces to suit modern day living. Both local residents and the new homeowners on the developments will benefit from the S106 contributions for years to come.

To find out more about our developments in Cumbria click here.

 *A Section 106 is a legal agreement between a developer and a local authority linked to planning permission, which is used to mitigate the demonstrable impacts of new development.