UP TO 35 new houses planned for a Furness village go before council planners next week.

Penrith-based developer, Chandlers Country Homes, is seeking outline planning permission for a five-acre greenfield site at London Road, Lindal.

It will include mostly detached family houses with eight units reserved for the over 55s and four starter homes.

The project will require new road access, off-street car parking for residents and a small car park for the village pub.

The application to Barrow Borough Council has raised 12 objections and the planning committee meets at the town hall on Tuesday to decide.

Concerns have been raised about the narrowing of London Road and the problem of large vehicles turning onto the street from the A590.

The planning officer’s report to the committee said: “Highways England and Cumbria County Council as the local highways authority have been consulted and have confirmed that, following various amendments and the submission of detailed drawings, they are now happy with the proposed road width and retention of the western footpath.

“The applicant has submitted sufficient information in support of this application to confirm that the development will not have a material impact on the operation or safety of the existing highway network.”

Others have raised objections concerning the potential for flooding, inadequate drainage and the loss of biodiversity, said the officer’s report.

The report found that the “adverse impacts” of the development and its conflict with policies is “not considered” to outweigh the “significant benefits” the project would provide.

Planning officers have recommended the application be granted with 19 conditions.

The report said: “In this case, officers have worked with the applicant in a positive and proactive manner based

on seeking solutions to problems arising in relation to dealing with the planning application.”

A further application will be made at a later stage focussing on the finer details of the scheme.