UP TO 35 new houses planned for a Furness village could get the green light today.

Housing developers Chandlers Country Homes have submitted an outline planning application to Barrow Borough Council.

The greenfield five-acre site off London Road, Lindal-in-Furness, is partly used for allotments at the moment.

The aim is to create a two to three-bedroom affordable starter homes and eight for the over 55, along with detached and semi-detached properties.

The scheme would offer parking for up to 17 vehicles for existing residents on London Road, as well as landscaping and junction improvements where the road meets the busy A590.

Council officers have recommended permission is granted with conditions.

Lindal and Marton Parish Council has unanimously opposed the development on the grounds of highways, sewerage and drainage issues and traffic concerns.

One of the original issues had been the proposed loss of a pavement close to where London Road meets the busy A590, with concerns expressed about congestion and the chance of collisions.

The proposal now includes pavements on either side of London Road.

In a 54-page report to go before councillors, Barrow planners said: “Officers have worked with the applicant in a positive and proactive manner seeking solutions to problems.

“We support the principle of creating additional housing. We also support development on the majority of the proposed site.

Planning officials said the site is “physically capable” of accommodating up to 35 dwellings but said: “However, there are a number of issues that need to be addressed before the application can be approved.”

The council has suggested the layout and location of the highway and footpaths need to satisfy Cumbria County Council and Highways England.

It is expected that the new homes could result in 12 children moving into the village – three of infant age, four junior pupils and five secondary school pupils.

Lindal and Marton Primary School does not have the space to accommodate them,  said the council report.

However, there are spaces at the nearby Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School in Dalton; Pennington C of E Junior School, and Dowdales School, Dalton, the planning report said.