A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build 29 homes near Kendal has been given the green light by the district council's planning committee.

The would-be development at Natland had been the subject of 56 letters of representation.

Among criticisms put forward by the public were the 'unsustainable' location - with public transport services limited - and the lack of amenities in the village to accommodate the increased numbers of people.

The development, on a greenfield site adjacent to Sedgwick Road, is to comprise entirely of two-storey homes, with 10 of them being affordable.

A total of 83 parking spaces - four for visitors - are to be provided on site.

The plan was put in by Jones Homes.