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Story Homes wants its development in Cumbria to be 35% affordable. Credit: via Story Homes

Story launches consultation for 340 Kendal homes

Nearly 83 acres of fields could become a neighbourhood with 119 affordable homes and 10,000 sq ft of commercial space under proposals from the housebuilder.

The site in question sites borders Beechnut Road and Westmorland General Hospital. The plot is bisected by Natland Road and is situated 2.2km away from Kendal town centre.

Story Homes wants to construct 340 homes with between one and five bedrooms on the site. The houses would be designed to BREEAM Very Good standards.

The housebuilder’s vision for the site includes a play area, pocket parks, and green space – including the gardens of the grade two-listed Helme Lodge. According to an Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report by Turley, these gardens are currently closed to the public but would be opened for public use under the plans.

Encouraging active travel, the project would have a network of footpaths and cycle paths linking the homes together and connecting the neighbourhood with the town centre and nearby canal trail.

Not much has been shared about the proposed 10,000 sq ft of commercial and employment space on the site. Story has said, however, that its plans would create 90 long-term jobs in the area.

The consultation exercise on the project ends on 21 November and can be accessed at burtonroadconsultation.co.uk.

John Jackson, Head of Strategic Land & Planning at Story Homes, said: “We are proud to bring forward plans for this proposed development in Kendal, which will be carefully considered and designed following feedback received during the pre-application consultation.

“This new development will help address the shortage of new homes in the local area by delivering up to 340 high-quality homes, each of varying size and type. Whether a first-time buyer, growing family, or mature purchasers who are looking to downsize, the development will have something to offer everyone.”

Story is aiming to submit its planning application for the scheme in spring 2023 with an aim to start construction in 2024. Estimates in the EIA report set the project’s full completion date for 2036.

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How about designing to Passivhaus standards – a standard that will guarantee lower bills for residents? Better still, If we are building on greenfield sites the developments should be net zero!

By Anonymous

All new homes should have modern new sources of power. NO GAS BOILERS
under floor heating, solar, wind and ground source heat.

You are digging up for the site why not put in ground source heating systems

By John and Stella Adams

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