Genesis gets go-ahead for hometown project 

The housebuilder has been granted consent to build 82 homes off Carleton Avenue, just over a mile from its head office in Penrith.

Located south-east of Penrith town centre, Genesis Homes’ Earmont Chase development features a mix of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom houses and bungalows.

The scheme will also include a wildflower garden and a network of public footpaths within 1.2 acres of open space across the wider 7.4-acre site. 

Construction is due to begin later this year. 

Ergo projects provided architectural services for the scheme.

Eden District Council gave Genesis outline planning permission for up to 96 dwellings on the site in 2018. 

Nicky Gordon, managing director of Genesis Homes, said: “Providing plenty of green space and amenities for the residents and wider community is something we strive to achieve, and we are pleased to be able to do so with this development. 

“A key aim of Genesis Homes is to offer green open spaces and recreational areas at all our developments, and we want to encourage more people to enjoy the nature on their doorsteps by creating safe walkways and cycle routes through these green areas.” 

The Eden Local Plan initially outlined the site as being appropriate for 261 homes but the plot was subsequently split in two. 

The other half of the site is being developed by Story Homes, which is delivering 149 properties under plans approved last year. 

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