CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a host of new homes have been withdrawn.

Objections were raised after plans to build 12 large houses on the site of a former mine in Dalton were put forward.

The proposal was said to have left residents who live in the row of houses behind the proposed site ‘furious’.

Outline permission was sought for a clutch of new three and four bedroom detached houses on the site of the Anty Cross mineral ore mine.

A number of objections had been raised after consultation letters were sent out by Barrow Borough Council, according to residents.

Plans said the houses would follow the path of a historical mining tunnel, with further investigations to take place on how the development could impact it.

According to the plans, a new road was to be built to access the site along with a footpath to link the new houses to Loweswater Terrace.

One resident, Craig Wakefield, of Loweswater Terrace, voiced his opposition to the plan.

“Residents are furious with this plan,” he said.

“It’s extremely worrying that substances like arsenic and mercury could be flung into the air.

“These have been buried underground and could come up with building work.

“These houses could also block our beautiful panoramic view where you can see over Kirkby Moor which would be ruined by a wall.”

The plans were submitted to the council last year and have now been withdrawn, according to Barrow's planning portal.