Homes plans for Harrington are approved
Last updated at 15:36, Friday, 19 October 2012
Controversial plans for more than 150 homes to be built in two schemes at Harrington have been approved by Allerdale council’s development panel.
Story Homes wants to build 75 houses adjacent to Main Road and Whins Farm, and Thomas Armstrong has applied to build a 80-house estate near Northfield Avenue.
Councillors voted in favour of the two separate schemes, which have been met with opposition from some residents, including a 98-name petition and 16 letters of objection against the Story Homes plans and 19 letters of objection against the Thomas Armstrong scheme.
The panel heard that both schemes would each offer 20 per cent affordable housing. Story Homes would offer 15 of the homes and Thomas Armstrong would offer 16 of its homes for social rent.
Both developers would also give education contributions to Cumbria County Council.
The panel decided that despite both sites being outside the settlement limits of Workington, they were both sustainable and appropriate developments.
First published at 11:52, Friday, 19 October 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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