SPADEWORK has officially started at green fields on Kendal's southern outskirts, where 110 new homes are to be built.

Jones Homes, the developer, says the show home at Stonecross Meadows, off Milnthorpe Road, is expected to be ready in January 2019.

Pictured at the sod-cutting ceremony are, left, Ralph Bacon, the company's Lancashire regional director, and Cllr Jonathan Brook, South Lakeland District Council's deputy leader and portfolio holder for housing, people and innovation.

A sales office is to open at the site in mid to late August. For more, see