AN ARNSIDE resident hopes to secure planning consent for a self-build, eco-friendly wooden cabin in her garden.

Sheila May, of Knott Wood, Far Close Drive, has submitted plans for a small, one-bedroom, single-storey detached home for her son, Robin May, on a patch of scrub woodland.

Plans for the highly insulated, low-carbon dwelling lodged with South Lakeland District Council feature cedar walls, a sedum roof and triple glazing.

Mrs May and her son are both volunteers with the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, according to planning documents.