OUTLINE planning approval has been granted for a large housing development in Kendal.

Carlisle-based company Story Homes has been issued with a planning notice to build up to 105 homes on the Kendal Parks Farm site in the town.

Permission for the development had been given by South Lakeland District Council's Planning Committee in March subject to the signing of a section 106 agreement - a mechanism which makes a development proposal acceptable in planning terms.

The site forms the northern part of the Kendal Parks allocation for residential development in SLDC's Local Plan.


Story Homes say the plans will incorporate new affordable housing, areas of open space, landscaping, improvements to the existing children’s play area and associated infrastructure works to facilitate the scheme. 

David Hayward, Development Planner for Story Homes, said: “We welcome the decision by South Lakeland District Council’s Planning Committee to allow us to go ahead with our outline proposals to build up to 105 new homes at Kendal Parks Farm in Kendal.

"The proposals have been developed in accordance with the development brief for the allocated site.

"Our high-quality and sensitive scheme will complement the existing character of the area and boost the supply of much-needed new homes in Kendal, making a positive contribution towards the supply of affordable housing in the district. 

“Our proposals will also provide local contractors with opportunities to tender for work, and there will be knock on benefits for local supply chains and other local businesses and services.”

Story Homes currently has one other development in Kendal; The Beeches, off Natland Road. The Beeches has already proven to be popular with buyers, including young local families looking step onto the property ladder or take their next step up in home ownership.

A reserved matters planning application will be submitted to SLDC later this year.