Land at West End Farm, Story Homes, p planning

Design by Pod crafted the housing development for Story Homes. Credit: via Story Homes

Story unveils plans for 111 Ulverston homes

Promising tree-lined streets and open spaces with a 27% biodiversity net gain in habitats, the housebuilder has lodged plans for a mixture of apartments, bungalows, and houses on a 12-acre field.

Story Homes’ application focuses on part of West End Farm off Priory Road in Ulverston. The site sits next to another Story development – the 92-home Laurel Place – which is already complete.

At West End Farm, Story wants to construct 38 affordable homes. This includes eight one-bed apartments and 12 two-bed, semi-detached houses being affordable rent. Nine homes will be available as shared ownership properties, while another nine will be set aside for first homes.

Of all the 30 affordable houses, 15 will have two bedrooms and 11 will have three. Another four will be two-bed bungalows.

The market houses range from having four to six bedrooms.

While only some of the houses will have garages, all will have electric vehicle charging capability – as well as bike storage. There will also be eight that are designed to be accessible for wheelchair users.

Adam McNally, senior land and planning manager for Story Homes in Cumbria & Scotland. said: “The submission of our application for 111 new homes in Ulverston is an exciting step forward for our business as we continue to build on our previous success in the South Lakes area.

“We’ve worked hard to design a scheme that takes into account the local vernacular, and the needs of the community,” he continued.

“The high-quality, high-specification homes at this development would feature flexible, open-plan layouts along with attractive, unique street scenes.

“As well as creating an aesthetically pleasing development, this scheme would make an important contribution towards local housing delivery, including the provision of new affordable homes and financial contributions for community infrastructure.”

Pinnacle Planning is advising Story on the project, which has been crafted by Design by Pod. The project team also includes Gem Air Quality, Westwood Landscape, ID GeoEnvironmental, Envirotech, I-Transport, RS Acoustic Engineering, Coopers, and CFA Archaeology.

Story Homes anticipates Westmorland and Furness Council to weigh in on the application this winter. If you would like to learn more about the project, search application reference number 2024/0229/FPA on the council’s planning portal.

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