Fears raised about Cumbria's 'creaking' infrastructure amid housing boom

The News and Star reports that the Campaign to Protect Rural England has warned new planning reforms, designed to support a 340,000 new homes per year target, could cost the Conservatives at the ballot box

Concerns are mounting particularly in Cumbria about the pace of housing growth with some homes sitting empty.

Allerdale Borough Council’s planning panel refused a bid from Story Homes to build 67 homes last Thursday with concerns from the residents of Thursby losing 'the village feel.'

A resident of the existing development said that noise from the nearby A595 and a wind turbine is already an issue and that 67 additional homes would only make the issue worse.

He claimed that living conditions could be “unbearable.”

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