Proposals for a 156-home development in Carlisle have been recommended for approval by council planners.
The application to build 156 homes on land off Orton Road has been recommended for approval subject to a section 106 agreement which requires that:
- the provision of 30% of the units as affordable;
- an off-site open space contribution of £31,038 for the upgrading of existing open space;
- a financial contribution (from the developer) of £45,000 to support the off-site improvement of existing play area provision;
- a financial contribution of £33,327 (from the developer) to support the off-site improvement of existing sports pitches;
- the maintenance of the informal open space within the site by the developer;
- a financial contribution of £554,158 to Cumbria County Council towards secondary education provision;
- a financial contribution of £6,600 to Cumbria County Council for Travel Plan Monitoring;
- a financial contribution of £5,500 to Cumbria County Council for relocating the 30mph zone and a new gateway feature.
The proposals will be decided at a meeting of Carlisle City Council’s Development Control Committee on Friday.
The development would contain 13 different house types, including terraced, semi-detached and detached properties, with some bungalows also part of the plans.
In total there would be 25 two-bed properties; 49 three-bed properties; 73 four-bed properties; and 9 five-bed properties. Of these 46 would be affordable dwellings, including six affordable bungalows.
Vehicles would be able to access the site from Orton Road via a newly-created T-junction.
A number of objections have been raised by residents relating to the number of homes proposed, the impact on nearby properties, increased noise and air pollution, other developments already in construction or recently completed, the impact of the development on local facilities and concerns regarding the loss of trees and hedges.
The developer for the application is Story Homes.
To view the application, the reference number is 21/0314.