A HOST of new homes are due to be built after plans were approved.

Some 29 new houses are set to be built in Askam after a council gave proposals the green light.

The homes make up a new development in Lots Road in the village. They are due to make up a swathe of new houses being built in the area.

In a statement making up part of the application, the applicants said: “It is proposed to provide a mixture of three- and four-bedroomed, two-storey and bungalow dwellings with associated parking and amenity space, with a total yield of 29 dwellings.

“The houses will be designed with good internal spaces suited to a variety of occupants (families, professionals, elderly etc).

“The material finishes proposed render with quoins and concrete lintels and sills.

“Special attention will be provided for disabled users with reference to internal and external matters.”

The plans also said there would be ‘generous’ gardens with the homes and planting along one boundary of the site for wildlife.

“It is our opinion that this a suitable and sustainable design of a residential development and responds well to the site and surrounding area,” the plans added.

“It meets all policy and standards and contributes to housing need in the borough.”

The application says steps will be made to protect and encourage wildlife on the site, with an area of wildflowers due to be planted on the south-east corner of the site.

Plans for 23 homes on the same site were approved last year.

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

The go-ahead was also given for 42 homes to be built on the Urofoam factory site in Askam’s Duddon Road, formerly a factory for K Shoes.