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South Lakeland Council to build 6,000 homes

Residents in South Lakeland are being asked where they want 6,000 new homes to be built over the next 15 years.

South Lakeland District Council has chosen a number of possible development sites in Kendal, Ulverston, Grange, Milnthorpe and Kirkby Lonsdale.

Officials said not enough new homes have been built in recent years and thousands were needed to meet demand.

Planners will consider flood risk, highway access, and the sewerage and drainage capacity of possible sites.

Dan Hudson, council development strategy group manager, said: "The council has an ambition to deliver new and affordable homes that are sustainable and well designed."

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