Plans unveiled for 30 self-build homes in Copeland

Plans have been submitted to Copeland Council for a development of 30 self-build homes between Summergrove Park and the Westlakes Science and Technology Park in Whitehaven.

The application, which has been submitted in outline, has been formulated “to create a high-quality landscaped site for tailored self-build development.”

An access road has been laid out in the plans as a formal driveway with curves following the site’s Northern boundary. The developer intends to install the site infrastructure including the estate roads, services, drainage and surface water infrastructure, plant the structure planting and undertake the hard and soft landscaping works.

The applicant, John Swift Homes Limited, has said it would be willing to accept a planning condition requiring the submission of a design code. It is their aim to “limit development of the site to approximately six house types which will be chosen from the portfolio of indicative house types.”

A previous application to build 194 dwellings on the whole site in 2019 was withdrawn by the housebuilder before being considered by councillors.

12 June 2022