PLANS to build hundreds of new homes in South Cumbria have been given the green light this year as major new housing developments across the region have been approved.

Planning permission to build more than 250 homes have been granted across the region in a series of major housing developments.

Here is a lowdown of some of the biggest developments to get the approval in the region this year.

MAJOR plans to build 40 new homes in the Lake District have taken a step forward in a bid to address the ‘chronic under-delivery of affordable housing in Ambleside.

40 homes in Ambleside

Members of the Lake District National Park development control committee voted to delegate proposals to construct 40 new homes on a field between Loughrigg Park and Borrans Road to the head of development management in November.

The proposed development would include the construction of 22 affordable, 16 local occupancy and two principal homes as well as an access road. The proposed affordable homes will be for social rent.

The Lakes Parish Council objected to the plans and stated they are concerned over the potential impact of the development on flooding and water quality as well as concerns over the development’s density and loss of amenity.

58 homes in Barrow

The proposal to build 58 new homes in Roosecote was scrutinised by the committee in March and was unanimously recommended for approval in principle.

The plan, submitted by Holbeck Homes Ltd would see a mixture of two, three, and four-bedroom properties built on land to the north of Leece Lane and east of Holbeck Park Avenue.

The proposal is the first of a three-phase plan which could see a total of 135 homes being built on the whole of the field, which is allocated for housing in the Local Plan.

Plans in Dalton

TWO housing projects that will provide 75 new homes in Dalton took a major step forward after changes were made to the developers’ contributions to improving roads in the area.

Proposals from Mulberry Homes to build 34 houses on a site at the junction between Newton Road and Long Lane and plans from Oakmere Homes to construct 41 homes at land on Tantabank were previously given the green light from the council in July.

But a revised design for the highway improvement programme means a different sum of money is requested from both developers and a new legally binding section 106 agreement needs to be agreed with the council before construction can start.

Members of Barrow in Furness local area planning committee have granted planning permission for the schemes with a revised contributions for the highway improvement programme at the junction between Long Lane and Newton Road.

40 homes in Allithwaite

A CONTROVERSIAL outline planning application to build up to 40 new homes on the edge of a village was given the green light.

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) planning committee members chose to approve the Allithwaite scheme which Allithwaite and Cartmel Parish Council had strongly objected to.

Two similar schemes to build 37 houses had previously been refused by planners in 2021 and 2022 but the current scheme was deemed to be acceptable despite the parish council and 28 official public objections.

Final approval will be subject to future planning consent given to the appearance, landscaping, layout, and scale of the development.

24 homes in Kendal

WESTMORLAND and Furness councillors gave the green light for a housing developer to build 24 new homes in Kendal.

Members of the strategic planning committee for Westmorland and Furness unanimously approved the proposals from developer Story Homes to construct more houses on the Land at Brigsteer Road at the County Hall in September.

The planning proposal is approved with the conditions that it provides 8 units of affordable housing, manages and maintains on site open space, provides £12,170 towards off-site open space and contributes £50,715 to Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

34 homes in Kirkby Lonsdale

The former South Lakeland District Council approved plans from South Cumbrian housebuilder Russell Armer Homes to construct 34 new homes, including 14 affordable properties, at Kendal Road, in Kirkby Lonsdale.

As part of the Lunesdale Rise development, the home builder has committed a total of £220,000 to upgrade an existing footpath leading between Kendal Road and the Queen Elizabeth School sports pitches, which will then be adopted and maintained by Cumbria County Council and made available for use by the general public.

Lunesdale Rise will border Russell Armer’s Oakfield Park development, which resulted in the creation of 78 new houses.