AN APPLICATION to build 67 homes with open space, infrastructure and associated works will be  given a verdict at a meeting next week.

Allerdale Borough Council’s planning panel is set to meet on Tuesday to scrutinise a number of planning applications.

Councillors will be asked to give a verdict on a Story Homes bid to build 67 homes on land to the west of St Andrew’s View in Thursby.

Council officers have recommended the proposal is approved, subject to a section 106 legal agreement.

The conditions set to be imposed by the council are that the developer, Story Homes, includes 13 affordable homes in the offering: seven units for affordable rent, three starter homes and three low-cost housing.

Story Homes will also be asked to contribute £6,600 to the borough for a Travel Plan Monitoring Contribution.

A report prepared for councillors at next week’s meeting reveals that six, five bedroom homes are included in the 67 home development as well as 35 four bedroom homes, 16 three bed homes and 20 two bed homes. Three of the homes are bungalows.

The report reads: “The scale and layout is acceptable for this development site with the design and materials responding to the character of the built environment and on site constraints.”

Highways and drainage arrangements are also considered by officers to be acceptable.

Negative responses have been received by the potential neighbours of Story’s new homes.

Issues raised by Thursby residents include: “Insufficient modelling for potential traffic flow and risk.”

Concerns also include “the negative impact on community wellbeing” and “the loss of a village feeling.”

In supporting statements, Story Homes said: “The layout has been sensitively designed, taking account of existing site-specific constraints and opportunities, with affordable properties well integrated within the scheme across two broad areas.”

The public can view and comment on all applications submitted to Allerdale Council for approval.

To view applications submitted for the Allerdale area, visit: