PLANS have been re-submitted to build 23 new homes on a vacant site in Askam.

A proposal has been re-submitted to Barrow Borough Council to build 23 two, three and four-bedroom properties at a site in Lots Road.

Plans were previously submitted in December last year then withdrawn by the applicant in July.

However, an application has been put forward once again to the council planners to build on the vacant greenfield site at the junction of Lots Road and Duke Street.

The development would consist of two, three and four-bed properties including bungalows and two-storey homes at a site in Lots Road.

Three of the two-bedroom dwellings will also be affordable housing, with the three and four bedroom properties open to the market.

Each house has a garage with additional off road parking for a minimum of two cars.

According to planning documents submitted to Barrow Borough Council, the development will ‘provide much-needed’ housing to Askam.

It said: “The dwelling will have a positive impact on the community of Askam and provide much needed housing in the locality.”

The site is close to a known flooding problem around Sharp Street and Steel Street where gullies are unable to cope with existing amounts of surface water.

Objections had been previously raised by nearby residents over access to the site.

Residents have also raised concern about the current village sewer system and water infrastructure which they say ‘can barely cope’.

Others are concerned about the impact of 23 homes on traffic flow.

More developments are on the horizon for Askam after Barrow Borough Council voted through an outline plan to build 42 new homes at the Urofoam factory site in Duddon Road back in June. The meeting was told that the site was formerly a K Shoes factory, which at its peak produced 25,000 pairs of shoes every week.

Under the terms of the approval, the developer must pay £33,000 towards traffic calming and speed reduction measures.