Housing development brings £130,000 worth of community improvements

A village located close to Hadrian’s Wall will benefit from £130,000 of funding after a planning application for 27 new homes was approved this week.

Cumberland Council’s Planning Committee granted permission to Penrith-based homebuilder Genesis Homes to construct the new homes at its Edward’s View development in Burgh by Sands, near Carlisle.

As part of the new development, which will comprise a mix of two to five bedroom houses and bungalows, Genesis Homes will contribute £90,510 towards education within the parish and £40,000 to improve local open spaces.

A CGI of Genesis Homes’ proposed development at Burgh by Sands.

A further benefit to the community is that five of the 27 homes will be designated as affordable housing available to local residents.

Edward’s View follows the success of Genesis’ neighbouring 24-home housing development, The Orchards, just off Aballava Way.

John Blue, Genesis Homes’ Sales and Land Director, said: “There is a wonderful community in the beautiful village of Burgh by Sands, and Genesis Homes is delighted to be able to provide support in addition to creating new housing, which is in high demand locally.

“Supporting local communities is something the company is extremely passionate about, and we are pleased to be able to provide assistance to education and recreation to improve village life for local residents.

“Edward’s View is an exciting development for Genesis Homes and we’re pleased to be able to create high specification new homes which will enhance a village which is steeped in history due to its close proximity to Hadrian’s Wall.”

The new development has been named Edward’s View in tribute to King Edward I who died in the village in 1307. A prominent statue immortalising his link to Burgh by Sands is located within the village.

The new development is located close to Burgh by Sands Primary School, and near an existing children’s play area at King Edwards’ Fauld.

John Blue, the Sales and Land Director at Genesis Homes.

A Sustainable Drainage System pond and a pumping station will be included within the development.

John said: “Our adjoining development The Orchards was a big hit with local residents and we are confident Edward’s View will be as equally popular. We look forward to starting work in the coming months and creating homes where local families will grow and thrive.”

Work on Edward’s View, the 12th housing development across Cumbria from Genesis Homes, is due to commence later this year.

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