PLANS for a group of holiday homes have been refused after concerns were raised for their environmental impact.

Land at Wadhead Hill in Cooper Lane, Bardsea, near Ulverston, was earmarked for seven holiday lodges, but was refused by members of South Lakeland District Council.

A decision notice sent to the applicants by the council said: "The site is not in a sustainable location and the proposed development would result in an unacceptable encroachment into the open countryside."

It added: "The proposed holiday lodges and associated domestication within the curtilage of the site, would be intrusive and incongruous in this coastal countryside location and would harm the rural qualities of the landscape."

The site is disused agricultural land on the south side of Cooper Line.

Applicants said the site would have attracted tourists.