A POLYTUNNEL to house lambing ewes at a farm near Cartmel met with approval from South Lakeland District Council.

Applicants GM and AM Wilson and Sons of High Gateside Farm, Beckside, are seeking the 36-metre by nine-metre structure to shelter around 360 ewes during lambing season. Dairy cows will be housed there at other times of year.

The polytunnel is to be located on orchard/scrubland and will be timber-framed with green woven plastic mesh walls.