PLANS to build homes in a Lake District village have been given the green light despite receiving objections.

Members of the Development control committee for the Lake District National Park Authority have approved proposals from Shape Design Studios Ltd to build three homes, one of which will be self-build on land west of Oak Fold and north of Totter Bank in Crosthwaite.

Two of the properties would be semi-detached and the other larger property would be detached. All three homes would have local occupancy clauses meaning only people with a connection to the area can live in them and they would all have three-bedrooms.

In a report prepared for the meeting planning officers said: “This is a well thought out scheme with a coherent design approach intending to provide contemporary dwellings in a village location to a high standard of sustainability.”

However, the plans have received objections from Crosthwaite and Lyth Parish Council as well as eight local households.

Crosthwaite and Lyth Parish Council said: “It is a restricted site and the layout and density of the proposals brings the development very close to the boundaries of it.

“This development is not in keeping with the scale of the local area with associated detrimental impacts on neighbours.”

Planning officers state in a report the proposed houses would not appear ‘unduly overbearing’ or cause ‘excessive overshadowing’ of existing properties.

Members of the development control committee approved the application on May 1 at Murley Moss in Kendal.