CONCERNED residents of Staveley have vowed to battle to block a plan to construct a series of industrial units in the village.

Plans were originally submitted for the project, on land off Danes Road in the village, in the summer of 2019, sparking the submission of more than 60 letters of objection.

Natural England, the Environment Agency and Cumbria Wildlife Trust were among those to register their concerns.

Many of the objections centred on concerns that the units would be built on the flood plain of the River Gowan and the development would therefore exacerbate an existing problem.

The application was later withdrawn, but a revised planning application has now been submitted to the Lake District National Park Authority.

The matter was due to be discussed at a meting of Staveley with Ings Parish Council yesterday, Wednesday.