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Allerdale Borough Council,
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Discounted Sale

These are properties built by a developer and sold for a percentage of their open market value. The percentage used is set each year using income and house price data and is different for each parish. The percentage of open market value is used each time the house is sold. You can download a copy of the value for each parish in the downloadable documents section.

To apply for a discounted sale property you need to complete an application form. You can get these from the developer or contact us on 01900 702570 or, or use the link in the downloadable documents section below. You will need to print the form and return it to the address on page three of the form. The downloadable documents section also contains the procedure we will follow when we receive your application.   

Discounted sale properties are only available to households with a Certificate of Affordable Need from Allerdale Borough Council.  Certificates are given to households that can prove a local connection to the parish, who cannot afford to buy a suitable property on the open market and who are in housing need. The downloadable documents section shows how you can claim a local connection to a parish.

Discounted sale properties are subject to the conditions laid out in the Criteria - Assessing Eligibility for Low Cost Home Ownership (LCHO) Properties, which is also available from the downloadable documents section. Please note that this Criteria is currently under review, and therefore may be subject to change.

As of November 2016 there are three developments in progress which will provide discounted sale properties. Persimmon Homes Newlands Park scheme at Dearham (2 x 3 bed houses), phase I of the Lovell development at The Laureates in Cockermouth (1 x 3 bed house) and phase I of the Strawberry Grange development in Cockermouth by Story Homes (8 x 3 bed houses).

Persimmons marketing suite          01900 267196          Persimmon Homes

Lovell marketing suite                     01900 358530           Lovell

Story Homes marketing suite         07980749151            Story Homes - Strawberry Grange

Please note that we do not assess applications for a Certificate of Affordable Need until the developers have informed us that the discounted sale properties have been released. Households interested in phase II of The Laureates or the Strawberry Grange development should contact the developers for more information about when they plan to release the discounted properties. Please do not submit application forms or evidence before this. All documents submitted early will be returned to the applicant.

It is also worth checking with local estate agents and looking in local papers to see if any discounted sale properties are up for re-sale or for news on new developments with affordable housing. A list of discounted sale properties is in the downloadable documents section of this page.

For more information about affordable housing in Allerdale, contact us on 01900 702570 or e-mail

Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerApplication form for Discounted Sale properties in PDF format142 Kb20 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerProcedure for Assessing Applications in PDF format178 Kb25 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerLocal Connection definition in PDF format14 Kb2 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerDiscounts by Parish 2016 in PDF format26 Kb4 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCriteria - Assessing Eligibility for LCHO Properties in PDF format249 Kb36 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerDiscounted Sale Properties in PDF format6 Kb1 sec @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
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CA14 3YJ