OFF-site preparatory work has started on a £10.6 million housing development in east Kendal for 94 new homes, half of which will be ‘affordable homes’ for local people.

South Lakeland District Council’s Jonathan Brook cut one of the first squares of turf at the site entrance to the Cragg Close development, near Sandylands.

The scheme, which is a partnership development by Russell Armer Homes, Impact Housing, the Cumbria LEP and SLDC, has been planned for over 10 years.