Drainage work planned in west Cumbrian village after 99 new homes approved

Drainage infrastructure will be installed to alleviate flooding risks in a west Cumbrian village in which 99 new homes will be built.

Genesis Homes was granted permission from Cumberland Council’s Planning Committee to construct 99 new homes in the village of Seaton, near Workington, with a variety of high-specification house types, including 18 affordable homes ringfenced for local residents.

As part of the proposal, the housebuilder will create an attenuation pond to provide extra drainage capacity in the village, as well as serving the development site.

A CGI of Derwent Rise, Seaton.

The Derwent Rise development will consist of a range of homes to cater for a wide variety of needs within the community, including two, three, four and five-bedroomed homes as well as two and three-bedroomed bungalows.

Nicky Gordon, the Chief Executive of Genesis Homes, said: “It is important to us as a responsible housebuilder that we create much-needed, top quality new housing for communities across Cumbria, and we work with local organisations and residents to identify their particular needs.

“Installing an attenuation pond as part of our upcoming project will help to alleviate flooding experienced elsewhere in the area, and will effectively serve the housing development sites.

“Our Derwent Rise development in Seaton has been sensitively designed to complement the amazing character of the wider village, and we are pleased to be providing much-needed new homes to local residents.

“The development will include 18 affordable homes to help local people find their dream home or get on the property ladder, and we are looking forward to being embedded within the Seaton community.”

Genesis Homes’ Chief Executive Nicky Gordon.

Construction is due to start on Derwent Rise in spring, with the sales launch of homes scheduled for summer.

The development includes a landscaping plan to retain and enhance the local wildlife through the creation of wildflower meadows, and subsequent tree planting.

Nicky said: “Genesis Homes is very passionate about positively impacting the surrounding environment and ecology, and we are looking forward to starting work to create homes local people will be proud of.”

To find out more about Derwent Rise, visit www.genesis-homes.co.uk. To express an interest in the homes at Derwent Rise, contact 01768 800878. 

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