Plans for a large housing estate to be situated 1km south of Carlisle City Centre have been submitted to the council.

In a proposal put forward by Currock Avenue Limited, Currock Yard, which a currently vacant site, may become home to 92 new dwellings which will include 20% affordable housing. Plans specify a mix of bungalows, two storey and three storey dwellings of 2, 3 and four beds.

Previously used as a train yard, Currock Yard is fairly flat and is now unused due to the relocation of train servicing.

The developers have committed to keeping the estate architecturally sympathetic to its surroundings.

Currock Avenue Limited stated in planning documents: "As the development is accessed from South Western Terrace, a row of 19th Century, Victorian railway terrace houses, the proposed scheme looks at a contemporary approach that still respects the aesthetics of these terraces.

"The scheme proposed is fitting for the 21st century, with pitched roofs complemented with pitched and flat projecting bays.

"The overriding design has been driven by a progression from existing Victorian terrace style housing on the road entering the site, but with a contemporary approach that meets the modern needs and desires of families today."

The developers have expressed their intention to address the need for more housing in the area.

They stated: "There is a clear need for additional housing within Carlisle and 92 new homes, including 20% affordable housing. This is in the context of a housing requirement of 626 net new homes per annum between 2020 and 2030 in accordance with the adopted Local Plan.

"In order to meet the current demand, the houses are designed as single family dwellings with occupancy between 3 and 7."

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