Story Homes plans Cumbria scheme

The housebuilder has submitted a planning application for 38 houses on the edge of Barrow-in-Furness.

The development near Manor Farm and Rating Lane, close to Furness Abbey, includes a mix of three-, four- and five-bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached properties.

The scheme was designed by urban design practice POD after consultation with the public, English Heritage and the local authority.

A decision from the local planning committee is expected towards the end of 2014.

Planning and development consultancy Barton Willmore advised on the application.

Vincent Ryan, associate of Barton Willmore, said: "Throughout the consultation, it was evident that the town requires housing but every party involved wanted to make sure that the design did not conflict in any way with the historic setting, close to a scheduled ancient monument and within a conservation area.

"By engaging closely with Barrow Council's urban designers, and liaising with English Heritage, we feel that we have been able to come up with a design which will complement the local area and leave ample public open space and a large clear section between any development and the boundary of the Abbey itself."

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I think its disgusting you are planning to build houses so close to an English Heritage site & an area of natural beauty. Also this area is already far too busy in the mornings & evening with 2 schools. People will struggle to get out of the proposed estate in the mornings. Bad planning, bad idea.

By J Hill

Looks great, will be looking foward to see building work started


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