March 2016 message from J & H

Walna Scar View (formerly part of The Old Goods Yard)

Following our planning application being granted last year, we are pleased to report that after managing to dot the i's and cross the t's, building has finally commenced!

As one can see, Number 1 Walna Scar View is well on its way (roof timbers should be arriving early next week) with foundations currently being built for Number 2. We are, of course, at the mercy of the wonderful Lakeland weather as to just how quickly the development will progress, but we are informed by our builder that most, if not all, of the buildings should be up (if not fully completed) by early next year!

As we have already received several enquiries from potential purchasers of the properties, perhaps we could take this opportunity to clarify and simplify (hopefully!) the many questions that we are receiving.

  • All 9 properties are for private sale with 100% ownership

  • All 9 properties are only permitted to be occupied by a "Person with a Local Connection" and must be his or her only or Principal Home

A 'Person with a Local Connection' means an individual who before taking up occupation of the dwelling satisfies ONE of the following conditions:

(1) The person has been in continuous employment in the Locality defined for at least the last nine months and for a minimum of 16 hours per week immediately prior to occupation; or

(2) The person needs to live in the Locality defined because they need substantial care from a relative who lives in the Locality defined, or because they need to provide substantial care to a relative who lives in the Locality defined. Substantial care means that identified as required by a medical doctor or relevant statutory support agency; or

(3) The person has been continuously resident in the locality defined for three years immediately prior to: a) Needing another dwelling resulting from changes to their household, including circumstances such as getting married, divorced, having children, or downsizing. b) Undertaking full-time post-secondary education or skills training and is returning to the locality defined within 12 months of its completion, or c) being admitted to hospital, residential care or sentenced to prison, and are returning to the locality defined within 12 months of their discharge/release, or

(4) The person is a person who – a) Is serving in the regular forces or who has served in the regular forces within five years prior to occupation; b) Has recently ceased, or will cease to be entitled, to reside in accommodation provided by the Ministry of Defence following the death of that person’s spouse or civil partner where - i. The spouse or civil partner has served in the regular forces; and ii. Their death was attributable (wholly or partly) to that service; or c) Is serving or has served in the reserve forces and who is suffering from a serious injury, illness or disability which is attributable (wholly or partly) to that service

'Locality' shall mean the administrative areas of the Parishes of Blawith and Subberthwaite; Broughton West; Claife; Colton; Coniston; Dunnerdale with Seathwaite; Hawkshead; Haverthwaite; Lowick; Satterthwaite; Torver; and those parts of the Parishes of Egton with Newland; and Kirkby Ireleth which are within the Lake District National Park.

An 'Only or Principal Home' is a dwellinghouse which is occupied continuously for a minimum period of six months in every twelve month period. For the avoidance of doubt the dwelling shall not be occupied as a second home or for holiday letting accommodation.

  • Properties 6,7,8 & 9 will be "Affordable to Buy" homes. The prices for these properties for sale will be approx £110K - £115K with 100% ownership. The deeds to these properties will contain a legal agreement clause stating that any future sales of these 4 properties will be at a discounted amount off the open market value for similar properties in the area (please contact John or Helga for further information). In this way, the "Affordable to Buy" properties will hopefully ensure that local people will be able to afford to buy and live in their local area in years to come.

  • Properties 6,7,8 & 9 will be available to anybody who qualifies under the "Person with a Local Connection" rules as outlined above but any potential occupier also needs to prove a need to occupy such a property (again, please contact John or Helga for further information)

We apologise profusely for any unavoidable disturbances to the Village that may occur during this building project.

For any further enquiries or questions regarding the development, please contact John or Helga (07831 119499, 01229 861168 or johnbarrslates@orangehome.co.uk)

Thank you