Penrith-based housebuilder Genesis Homes has outlined proposals for 47 properties in Frizington on a 14-acre site off the B5294, cutting nearly 100 houses from an original application submitted earlier this year.
Working with KCS Agriculture, the housebuilder has set out an outline application for the site, which lies to the south west of the village centre, between the existing Rheda Park and Rheda Close housing estates. It is currently used as agricultural land.
Genesis previously submitted an application for 140-home project on the site in January but this was withdrawn in August this year after a rethink by the housebuilder, which is now looking to develop “executive” homes instead.
There will be a mix of housing types on the site with a density of around nine homes per hectare; most of these are likely to be large, detached family homes set around cul-de-sacs linked to a main access road. This will be via a new entrance off the B5294, which links Frizington with Cleator Moor.
The outline application is set to go before Copeland’s planning committee this week, but planners have recommended that members undertake a site visit before making a decision on whether development can go ahead.
Planning officers said the land falls outside the designated development boundary for Frizington and “raises a number of planning issues”.
The report added: “On this basis it is considered appropriate for members to revisit the site to fully appraise all of the material planning considerations raised by this revised scheme prior to the determination of this application”.
WYG is acting as planning consultant for the project.