Rochester Gardens

At the development stage, the builders Oakmere Homes Ltd used the project name ‘Helm Gardens‘.

‘Helm Gardens’ soon after development

As at 16 March 2018, Plots 1-12 (3 & 4 beds) counting from left clockwise had been released – plots 13 onwards (1 & 2 beds) had yet to be released. Of the 3 & 4 beds, four properties remained ‘available’, three had been sold and five reserved.

Development nearing completion 24 May 2018. Photo copyright of Brenda Lloyd.
The final one bed properties nearly complete 24 July 2018. Photo copyright of Brenda Lloyd.

The Oakmere Homes website includes this brief description in its ‘Past Developments’ section:

Helm Gardens was a desirable collection of 17 houses and bungalows enjoying the surrounding open countryside with a choice of one, two, three and four bedroom family homes set against the backdrop of The Helm and it’s spectacular views. With excellent schools nearby and easy access to the town centre, road and rail links, Helm Gardens offers stylish living in a stunning setting.

11 Rochester Gardens – planning application for single storey side extension and car parking alterations granted 23 December 2019

Page last updated: 20 January 2020

18 new homes planned for land off Burton Road, Oxenholme

by Rachel Kitchen

EIGHTEEN new homes have been proposed for land east of Burton Road, Oxenholme.

Local developer Oakmere Homes Ltd is seeking planning permission to build on grassland bordering the A65 road, at the foot of the Helm.

According to planning documents, the homes would be mostly dormer bungalows with stone and render walls and slate roofs. Six of the properties would be affordable, and works would be done to resolve drainage and surface water issues at the site.

The plans are with South Lakeland District Council.

Published by Westmorland Gazette, 16 June 2016