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The scheme comprises a mix of houses, bungalows and 4.4 acres of green space

Genesis to progress 81 homes at Stainburn

Sarah Townsend

Allerdale Council has approved the housebuilder’s plans to build a mix of houses and bungalows on the north-eastern edge of the Cumbrian town.

Penrith-based Genesis Homes was granted planning consent for its 81-home scheme in Stainburn, subject to meeting the requirements of a section 106 agreement.

The project, designed by architecture studio Ashwood Design, comprises two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom house types as well as 19 two- and three-bedroom bungalows. In addition to the residential units, Genesis plans to create 4.4 acres of green infrastructure including open space, formal play areas, wildflower meadows and planting.

The hedgerow along the northern boundary of the development will be retained and enhanced, with planting creating a wildlife buffer and a woodland path linking the development to the green space.

The scheme, located 1.5 miles from Workington, has a low density of just over 11 homes to the acre – the majority of new housing developments seek 14-16 homes per acre, according to Genesis.

Its layout was shaped by factors including topography, existing utilities, access location and drainage requirements.

Genesis Homes’ land director John Blue said: “We have now gained approval for our third development in Allerdale, following continued success at our sites at Wigton and Brigham.

The interest and feedback on our properties to date has been excellent and we look forward to progressing another quality scheme.”

CK21 was the engineering consultant on the scheme and SRE Associates the planner.


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