Residents are being urged to voice their opinions on plans to build new homes in Sedbergh.

A consultation is underway for people living in Sedbergh, where two housing associations are seeking to build 50 new homes.

Broadacres and South Lakes Housing are proposing to build the homes on land at Station Road, on the western outskirts of the town.

Feedback from the virtual consultation will be used to influence a proposed planning application to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Part of the land in question is allocated for development in the Yorkshire Dales National Park Local Plan.

Subject to planning, there will be a mix of two and three-bedroom houses and two-bedroom bungalows, as well as one four-bedroom and one five-bedroom home.

The Westmorland Gazette:

Of the 50 homes built, 34 will be for rent and shared ownership.

People in Sedbergh and the surrounding communities will be given first refusal on these properties.

The other 16 homes will be for open market sale.

Broadacres’ chief executive Gail Teasdale, said: “This is an exciting development which will bring much-needed affordable housing to Sedbergh, as well as delivering modern, energy-efficient homes for a range of local people.

“We are now looking forward to receiving feedback from members of the local community.”

Cath Purdy, Chief Executive of South Lakes Housing said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Broadacres on this development.

"South Lakes Housing has a strong presence in Sedbergh as the largest local landlord; this scheme will allow us to increase affordable housing in the town and cement our commitment to providing energy efficient, high quality homes to local families.”

People who would like to view the plans can do so via the virtual consultation - - which will run until December 7.