Stonecross Meadows

Jones acquires Kendal site for first South Lakes project

Jones Homes has acquired a 13-acre site off Milnthorpe Road near Kendal with planning permission to build 110 houses as its first project in South Lakeland.

The development, named Stonecross Meadows, will be split between three, four, and five bed homes, with 38 of these earmarked as affordable, including 18 available for discounted sale.

There will also be a number of split-level properties, designed specifically by Jones for the development. The site between the A6 and the A591 is bordered by Lumley Road and will be accessed via Milnthorpe Road.

Construction is due to begin in April and will take around four years. The first homes will be released for sale in the summer ahead of being ready for occupation in spring 2019.

Jones Homes managing director Gary Hardy said: “Kendal is a thriving market town and a highly desirable place to live and work, or own a second home.

“Our Stonecross Meadows development promises to offer an array of highly specified new homes in an attractive semi-rural setting.  We’ve already received a great deal of interest in the scheme and anticipate properties being in high demand once they are officially released for sale.”

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By G Hardy

OMG. Just look at the photo. What are we doing to this country?

By R Weaver

and we will be offering the same housetypes that we offer on every other housing site so that we don’t have to spend any silly money on those pesky architects and designers trying to make our houses look local to the area… Wilmslow comes to Kendal…. god help us

By sameold

This should never be allowed while there are swaths and swaths of brownfield sites across this country. Shameful decision.

Developers shouldn’t be allowed to touch greenfield until all the brownfield is gone.

By !

By. Do you think everyone should live on the site of an old foundry in Ardwick?

By Elephant

Elephant – they already have their nice expensive houses and so don’t really care where everyone else lives.

By Nordyne

Nordyne. We have a similar Greenbelt Gestapo in Bury. It is fine for them to live overlooking beautiful fields and hills in stunning stone villages but everyone else has to live on the site of an old mill in Radcliffe because there are petitions every time builders move near their precious places.

By Elephant

I live in a flat on what used to be a brownfield site. It’s a busy neighbourhood but there is plenty of room for more with lots of brownfield still undeveloped.

I would like them to build on that so my immediate neighbourhood doesn’t have big holes in it and leave the country alone so I have somewhere to enjoy.

We need to stop the sprawl.

By !

While there may be ‘swaths and swaths’ of brownfield land in some parts of the North West, you’d be hard-pushed to find any suitable for housing in Kendal or throughout South Lakeland. What there are in Kendal, though, are young people working in a thriving regional centre who can’t get onto the property ladder in a housing market inflated by the desire for second homes and rural living, and would rather avoid having to move 15/20 miles+ away from the area they’ve grown up in.

What may be a suitable solution in one area isn’t necessarily ‘one size fits all’.

By Mark

I never really understand the greenbelt argument when less that 6% of the UK is “built upon”, and just over 2% is “green urban”. If development is the right thing to do to satisfy local housing needs then greenbelt should always be considered. Once upon a time everywhere was farmland and greenbelt…..
Consideration for alternative green urban spaces should also be looked at i.e. why not convert brownfield into urban green spaces? Brunswick park at the University of Manchester is a current example of where they are converting a road into the largest green space on the campus.
Another consideration….. I live in a town that is considering loosing the local sports club which is the only remaining green space in the heart of the town to housing. In this instance I would rather the housing be built on the greenbelt that surrounds our town, rather than relocate the sports club onto the greenbelt and build housing in the centre.


Most Brownfield sites are in places nobody wants to live. They are not all in the middle of Manchester or Liverpool.

By Elephant

I think with brown field development most of the time it comes down to money. If you have enough money you can make almost anywhere a desirable place to live. I can still remember what is now Salford Quays when it was a barren, polluted, industrial wasteland it was a truly hideous place, but look at it now.

By coolmanc