Story Homes Scotby
The A69 runs to the north of the site. Credit: via planning documents

Story Homes revisits Scotby project

Neil Tague

The housebuilder wants to build 112 houses south of the A69 in the Cumbrian village, a site it previously sought consent for in 2017.

Carlisle-headquartered Story has put forward a project comprising 96 homes available at market rates: two two-bedroom, 34 three-bedroom and 60 four-bedroom.

The project also includes 16 affordable homes, six two-bedroom and the rest three-bed.

As it stands, the 11.45-acre site is agricultural greenfield, with housing to the south and west and further fields to the east.

The site can currently be accessed from Scotby Road to the west and Hill Head to the south.

Advised by SAJ Transport Consultants, Story proposes access from Scotby Road via a priority T-junction, with a pedestrian and cycle link joining the scheme to Hill Head, giving residents ease of access to the village centre.

Carlisle is 2.5 miles to the west, making the city council the planning authority responsible. The sire is allocated in the Carlisle Local Plan, with 90 homes suggested.

Story previously applied to build 81 homes at the site in October 2017 – approval had been recommended, but determination was deferred at Carlisle’s January 2018 planning meeting. Story subsequently withdrew the plans.

The firm has been busy throughout the region this year: in September Story won consent for 123 homes in High Harrington on the Cumbrian coast, while it revealed a £40m, 167-home development in Lancaster in June.

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