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Some homes overlook the Kent estuary. Credit: Metashape

Fox lines up 160 South Lakeland homes

The plans for Sandside in Milnthorpe also include a restaurant and live-work units.

According to plans submitted with South Lakeland Council, London-registered Fox Development Services, advised by planner Steven Abbott Associates, wants to build out the scheme on land at Park Road and Quarry Lane.

The scheme has been designed by Metashape Architects, and includes 7,166 sq ft of commercial pace, which includes the live/work units.

The professional team also includes transport advisor Vectos and viability assessor Douglas Birt Consulting.

Although the site sits within the Arnside & Silverdale are of outstanding natural beauty, it is allocated for housing within the local development plan document and is also classed as brownfield.

Desribing the project on its website, Metashape said that three plots are identified for development, including a site facing the Kent estuary with far reaching views across Milnthorpe Sands towards the Lake District national park.

Two further parcels are located to the south-east of Quarry Lane and located within a natural valley line between Yans Lane and Storth village against a backdrop of ancient woodland.

The proposed housing will be a mixture of apartments and two-storey family homes with gardens and “work from home garden rooms”. The buildings planned for the waterfront will have undercroft parking.

Metashape said: “A landscape-led design approach has been taken to develop proposals responding to the local landscape character. The proposals aim to meld nature and the proposed built form to create a visually cohesive scheme that integrates into the local context.”

To learn more, search using reference number SL/2022/1177 on South Lakeland’s planning portal.

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And just like that Milnthorpe will have more good modern buildings than Manchester


Do you have the South Lakeland District Council planning reference?

By Drew

    Hi Drew, the reference number has now been added to the article. Thanks.

    By Dan Whelan

Count me in for one of those bendy ones in the foreground. Lovely. And what a spot, too.

By Sceptical

Get them built and lets get The Ship Inn re-opened

By Anonymous

Lo oks good and should use several brownfield sites on the estuary

By Henry Gray

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