Cumbria

South Lakeland Council seeking views on new homes sites

People in south Cumbria are being asked where thousands of new homes should be built over the next 15 years.

South Lakeland District Council has said 6,000 are needed to allow for local growth, and alleviate the shortage which has pushed up prices.

The Liberal Democrat-run authority has chosen a number of possible development sites in Kendal, Ulverston, Grange, Milnthorpe and Kirkby Lonsdale.

The public consultation is set to run until 15 April.

In addition, it includes sites for business and industry of which there are also a shortage across South Lakeland.

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

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