Yearl Rise, Seaton, Story Homes, P, planning docs

The Secretary of State will look at the approval granted to Story Homes for the Yearl Rise development. Credit: Planning docs

Story secures 180 Seaton homes

The housebuilder has approval from Cumberland Council for the Yearl Rise development earmarked for a 20 acre site off Seaton Road.

Plans for the Story Homes project show a housing mix of 12 two-bed, 50 three-bed, 96 four-bed, 14 five-bed, and eight six-bed dwellings.

These homes would be made up of nine bungalows, nine mews/terrace dwellings, 66 semi-detached houses, and 96 detached properties.

Of those homes, 10 per cent will be classed as affordable due to the viability of the site.

The development will have 407 resident parking spaces and 36 for visitors.

Access will be off Seaton Road while a footpath will be created along the front with pedestrian crossing points connecting to the current footpath network.

Cumberland Council’s planning committee followed officer recommendations to back the plans.

Speaking afterwards, Paul Fenton, land manager for Story Homes in Cumbria and Scotland, said: “We’re delighted that Cumberland Council has approved our application to deliver 180 new homes in Seaton.

“Our proposals have been carefully considered to address concerns relating to infrastructure capacity and highway safety. We have worked collaboratively with the relevant authorities to design proposals that will mitigate such concerns and will deliver benefits to the local community.

“The scheme will deliver highway improvements on Seaton Road as well as a travel plan, and will make an important contribution towards housing delivery, including the provision of 18 new affordable homes for local people. Areas of public open space, including an equipped area of play, will be delivered on-site which will be accessible to the local community.”

He added: “The homes will be energy efficient featuring electric vehicle charging points to each home and photovoltaic cells and will be accompanied by attractive landscaped areas which will offer ecological and biodiversity enhancement.”

Urban Green, Eddisons, Coopers, Roger Hannah, Enzygo, and ID GeoEnvironmental are on the project team.

To view the plans, search for reference number FUL/2022/0285 on Cumberland Council’ planning portal.

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