Happy ending for Story in Whitehaven
Cumberland Council has approved the housebuilder’s plans for 107 homes on land west of Valley View Road.
Councillors voted at this week’s planning committee meeting to greenlight Story Homes’ proposals in line with officer recommendation, which also was dependent on a Section 106 agreement. This agreement includes a nearly £200,000 contribution towards education in the area.
Armed with approval, Story Homes can progress with its plans to build on eight acres of a wider 15-acre plot in Whitehaven. Story’s proposed neighbourhood includes five two-bed houses, 39 three-bed ones, and 63 homes with four or more bedrooms. The residences are set to be a mix of terraced homes, semi-detached, and detached ones.
Of the 107 planned, 10 are to be affordable. These comprise five two-bed homes that will be made available for affordable rent, and another five three-bed houses that will be up for discounted sale.
Residents would have access to a minimum of two off-highway parking spaces. There would also be 18 dedicated visitor spaces in the development and seven available for individuals to park within carriageways.
The neighbourhood will be the fourth phase of Story Homes’ Edgehill Park development, which comprises hundreds of homes – including 355 in the plot adjacent to this one.
Adam McNally, senior land and planning manager at Story Homes, welcomed the council’s planning committee decision.
McNally said: “Our development will support the regeneration and planned growth of south Whitehaven, creating employment opportunities for local subcontractors and the supply chain, and we are delighted that we can continue to deliver our high-quality homes in the area.”
The project team includes I-Transport, ID Geo, and archaeological specialist CFA. Coopers is the flood risk consultant and TPS the residential travel plan expert. Urban Green is advising on ecological, biodiversity, and arboricultural matters, as well as landscape and visual appraisal.
You can learn more about the project by searching 4/22/2332/0F1 on the Cumberland Council planning portal for Copeland.