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Plans Submitted to Allerdale Borough Council to Bring New Homes to Workington

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Planning consultancy, Turley, on behalf of the Allerdale Investment Partnership, has submitted plans to the Allerdale Borough Council proposing much needed home building on unused land in Workington. The land was allocated for housing in 1999.

ALLERDALE, UK - 10 December 2014 - Plans have been submitted to the Allerdale Borough Council that could see hundreds of much-needed new homes developed on unused land off Ashfield Road South, Workington. The site was allocated for housing in Allerdale’s Local Plan 1999 and has since lain empty.

Outline planning permission was submitted on 1st December, 2014 by planning consultancy Turley on behalf of Allerdale Investment Partnership (AIP), following a comprehensive consultation process – including a drop-in session at the Moorclose Community Centre – where local residents were encouraged to provide their views on all aspects of the proposed development.

The proposed plan could deliver up to 290 new family homes to meet local needs, including affordable homes for first-time buyers, key workers and the elderly. AIP has promoted the benefits of the scheme that include the creation of much-needed high-quality homes and a potential increase in consumer expenditure as new residents move into the area.

The AIP is a joint venture between Allerdale Borough Council and the Lucent Strategic Land Fund.

“This site is well positioned to help meet the local requirement for housing in Workington, including affordable homes for those who need them most," stated Pram Nayak of AIP. "New housing will help sustain economic growth and services in the area and the submission of the plans follows a comprehensive and collaborative consultation phase where the benefits of investment, job creation and future growth were explored.”

Established in Spring 2014, AIP is an innovative partnership between Allerdale Borough Council and the Lucent Strategic Land Fund. By enabling the development of surplus UK land in the Council's ownership, AIP will help to support and sustain the growth and development of local communities across Allerdale by bringing new jobs, retail, housing and leisure facilities to the borough, as well as generating funds that the Council can then reinvest in the local community and support the services it offers.

Turley is an independent planning consultancy with market leading expertise in design, heritage, economics, engagement and sustainability. The company has UK-wide coverage, operating from ten offices in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, and Southampton. Turley operates in key development sectors including residential, retail, energy infrastructure, health, education, sports and stadia, hospitality and leisure, business space, minerals and mining, financial institutions and transport infrastructure.

If the outline planning permission is successful then the site will be sold to a housing developer, where more details on the type of housing will be confirmed.

A decision is expected in early 2015.


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