4 August 2017
Over 100 much needed new family homes are set to go ahead on the edge of Whitehaven, Cumbria after local planning consultancy Taylor & Hardy this week secured a resolution to approve planning permission.
The consultancy, which is already part of professional services firm WYG and will shortly be fully integrated with the brand, prepared two outline applications for 110 homes. WYG also provided transport and drainage services for the site at Harras Moor. Now agricultural land, the site was formerly an open cast mine in the 1960s.
Copeland Borough Council’s planning officer recommended approval and the resolution was passed by the Council’s planning committee. The Council is currently unable to demonstrate a five-year supply of housing land and the scheme will help to remedy this.
Julie Diamond, Associate Planner from Taylor & Hardy who led the work, said: “This is a great decision - Cumbria is a centre of nuclear excellence with a highly skilled workforce and consequently there is a strong demand for housing. The scheme will significantly help meet demand and local people can rest assured that the new housing will be of a high quality which will significantly benefit the area.”
The application is the latest large housing scheme in the Whitehaven area secured by the team this year. The other scheme, for landowner Messrs Stamper, was for 100 homes on two sites at Moresby Parks. The Moresby Park development will also provide a new car park for the primary school and improved drainage to tackle existing traffic and flooding issues.
As well as the office in Carlisle, WYG also has an office in Cockermouth which is home to a range of technical and project management services. WYG has been active in Cumbria for over 30 years.
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