PLANS have been lodged with the council to build four new homes in Appleby.

Messrs Brown has applied to Westmorland and Furness Council to construct four houses on land south of Highfield Lodge.

A planning application submitted on behalf of the applicant outlines the economic benefits of the proposed development.

It states: “During the construction phase there would be economic benefits including labour and materials and more localised benefits including accommodation for contractors if required and increased trade at local services.

“A fairly recent report by the Home Builders Federation found that in Eden alone in 2017/2018 there were 187 new dwellings added to the housing supply which resulted in £31,723,215 worth of economic activity.

“Once the dwellings were occupied the new residents would benefit the area economically and socially i.e., through using local services and additional services in the nearby larger settlements such as Penrith.”

The proposed development would consist of traditional two-storey buildings which would ‘assimilate’ into the context of the site according to the planning statement.

Westmorland and Furness Council received the application on Friday (November 17).