Carlisle approves 92 brownfield homes
Peterloo Estates’ plans to transform a former rail maintenance yard into a neighbourhood of bungalows, terraced, semi-detached and detached housing has been given the go-ahead.
Carlisle Council approved the application on 13 May.
The new neighbourhood is the result of a joint venture between Peterloo Estates and private family company Currock Avenue, whose directors are Melvin and Royston Goh according to Companies House.
The housing development will be built on nearly eight acres off Currock Road on the old Currock Yard site, which has been vacant since 2007. Access to the site is from South Western Terrace.
Designed by Carlisle-based Architects Plus, the scheme includes six house types with a mix of two, three, and four bedrooms. They range from single-storey bungalows to three-storey houses.
Each of the houses will have a front and rear garden. The boundaries for these gardens will vary from brick walls to hedges to fencing.
There are 247 total parking spaces included the proposals. These parking spaces are a mix of in-curtilage spaces, garages and designated visitor parking spaces.
Of the 92 homes, 20% will be affordable. Nine houses will be designated as affordable or social rent and another nine for intermediate low-cost homeownership.
Daniel Barker, managing director of Peterloo Estates, praised the council’s decision.
“We’re delighted councillors have supported this application which will provide high quality, contemporary homes on a previously developed brownfield site in a highly sustainable location,” he said.
“Sites such as these should always be a priority to bring forward, without delay, as the National Planning Policy Framework clearly sets out. We look forward to commencing the development as soon as possible.”
The project team for the scheme includes Frost Planning, Eddisons Croft, and Elluc Projects.
For those looking to learn more about the development, the application’s reference number with Carlisle Council is 21/0744.