CARNFORTH town councillors objected unanimously to outline plans for a new home in the town.

Members of the public spoke up at the council's recent meeting to say they were concerned the dwelling - on land at 25 Crag Bank Crescent - would be against the local development plan.

Previous bids for planning consent there had been refused, they said, and a mature ash tree had been felled and replaced with a sapling planted 70 feet away from the original tree.

Cllr Rowland Parker said the ecology report included with the plans was the same one submitted six months ago when planning consent was sought for three houses. Since then, otters had been seen nearby.

Cllr Larry Branyan said he was unsure if the proposed dwelling encroached on the green belt. Cllr Paul Gardener added that he felt one house at the site would be as bad as three.