EIGHTEEN new homes are on the cards for an Eden village.

Penrith-based developer Genesis Homes has submitted detailed plans for a plot of grazing land at Armathwaite, with scenic views of the Eden Valley and the Pennines beyond.

The 1.65 acre site is allocated for housing in Eden's local plan, says the homebuilder, and is located on Station Road, heading out of the village, near the school.

Proposals for a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom houses and bungalows have been lodged with Eden District Council, including four affordable properties - a pair of two-bed homes, a three-bed home and a two-bed bungalow.

The design and materials have been "carefully selected" to complement Armathwaite's red sandstone architecture, according to planning documents, with "heritage-style" brickwork and renders.

Genesis Homes' managing director Nicky Gordon said: "There's a great need for new high-quality homes across Cumbria, so we're delighted to announce the submission of detailed proposals for new residential dwellings in beautiful Armathwaite."

The company started construction on its first site in 2017 and recently celebrated the first anniversary of its move to Genesis House in Penrith.

The firm says it has helped create more than 50 jobs locally, including 16 at its HQ, and has "a strong commitment to employing local tradespeople and using local materials".