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Story Homes submits early interest in first Workington development

March 2014

Aerial plan - Stoneyheugh, Workington1

Proposed New Development in Workington

Story Homes has submitted an initial screening application for a proposed new Workington development.

The screening application has been submitted to Allerdale Borough Council in relation to land at Stoneyheugh in Workington for a development of up to 350 new homes. A screening application seeks to determine the requirement for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as part of a future planning application.

The development would bring around 350 new homes to the town and help to meet housing needs. The land is already identified as suitable for housing in the authority’s Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment.

The site offers the opportunity for a sustainable development thanks to its nearby transport links and local amenities and it would provide a range of much needed housing including around 70 affordable homes for local people.  The development would create new jobs both directly and indirectly including opportunities for local sub contractors and the supply chain, as well as bringing economic benefits for the local area.

Story Homes would aim to use Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) as part of the project to control water runoff to existing rates and introduce new landscaping to help encourage biodiversity interests.  Every effort will be made to integrate the development into the pattern of the existing urban area whilst supporting the transition to the countryside beyond.

Story Homes has two smaller developments nearby in Stainburn and High Harrington, both of which have already proven extremely popular with customers, with many locals buying off plan well in advance of the homes being completed.

A public consultation about the proposed Stoneyheugh development will be held at a later date and Story Homes welcomes engagement to help achieve an acceptable scheme.