Story wins approval for 123 High Harrington homes

Allerdale Council signed off the scheme, which includes a mixture of two- and five-bedroom houses.

Story Homes will build its neighbourhood on ten acres of grazing fields, located on land east of Main Road in the village.

Landscape plans, designed by Urban Green, include 18,800 sq ft of public open space. There is a proposed 26,000 sq ft SUDS pond that will boost biodiversity. There will also be a 1,320 sq ft playground.

The development breaks down into six two-bedroom houses, 37 three-bedroom homes, 65 four-bedroom houses and 15 five-bedroom ones. Those numbers include two two-bedroom bungalows and two three-bedroom ones.

Of the 123 homes, eight will be for discounted rent and four will be for discounted sale.

The houses would not all have the same design and instead would be a mix of Story’s house types, including the Milford, Wexford, Sanderson and Baxter.

There will be 297 parking spaces for residents via driveways and garages. There will also be 40 visitor parking spaces.

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Yet another boring housing development for boring 2-car households. No active travel, no walkable services, no attempt to build a community.

By W

I’m all for 15-min walkable neighbourhoods in general but the active travel services in this part of west Cumbria are infrequent to say the least so I can’t get worked up about this.

Aspirant and diverse housing types with plenty of rooms for growing families are also necessary for a balanced housing mix, especially west Cumbria – families stay in the area, elderly people also have accommodating. Story Homes are also actually a very good outfit, their homes are well-designed aesthetically and materially, as I have seen with my eyes, unlike too many of mass-house builders insipid wares.


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