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Westmorland and Furness Council’s strategic planning committee has approved Story’s proposal for a site off Inglewood Road.

It forms the second phase of Story Homes’ “The Fairways” project, which was completed in 2020.

After the application was rejected earlier this year due to concerns about housing affordability, the developer increased the allocation to 20% of the 194 plots available to suitable applicants with a connection to the local area.

The housing mix ranges from two to five-room apartments with an open living concept, walking paths and connected open spaces.

In addition, a contribution of £30,000 will be made towards external improvements to Fairhill’s playing fields.

Adam McNally, senior property and planning manager at Story Homes Cumbria and Scotland, said: “Our team has been working closely with Westmorland & Furness Council and taking on board their feedback on our plans to create much-needed new homes in Cumbria.

“We are therefore extremely pleased that the City Council has granted planning permission for this new residential development with 194 new homes in Penrith.”

He added: “This exciting new project follows on from our successful first phase development of The Fairways as well as our popular Brougham Fields project in Carleton, Penrith, which sold out quickly.

“Phase two of The Fairways will enable us to bring even more of our high quality homes to the area to meet local housing needs and economic growth ambitions. In addition, it will bring a range of benefits to the local community including affordable homes, improvements to local sports fields and new open spaces.”

The project team includes Pod, Urban Green, CK21, RS Acoustic Engineering and SAJ Transport Consultants.

To view the plans, search for application reference number 22/0256 on the Eden District Council planning portal.