New homes plan for village a ‘big worry’

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Residents in Halton are being asked to give their views on a proposed new housing development in the village.

A public consultation will take place on Wednesday June 1 to seek opinions on plans for 70 new homes on farmland in Kirkby Lonsdale Road.

Russell Armer Homes are preparing plans for a mix of two, three, and four bedroom houses and bungalows, with up to 40 per cent “affordable dwellings for local occupancy”.

A new access road will be created off Kirkby Lonsdale Road if plans are given the go-ahead.

Paul Woodruff, city councillor for Halton said: “I think it’s a big worry.

“There will certainly be people looking forward to more affordable housing, but in my view I’m never entirely sure what ‘affordable housing’ means.

“This is more greenfield land allocated for housing in Halton, and I urge people to go and have their say at the public consultation.”

A spokesperson for Kendal based Russell Armer Homes said: “We hope that all those interested in the development of the land, or those who may be looking for affordable housing in Halton, will be able to attend, in order to find out more about our proposals. Following the event the details will also be made available via our website, and comments and observations about the scheme can be made via the website or directly on the day.”

The consultation event takes place at The Centre @ Halton in Low Road between 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

New homes are currently being built in Mill Lane, Halton, while planning approval has been granted for 60 new properties to the rear of the Forgewood Estate.