Concerned residents in Staveley have vowed to battle to block a plan to construct a series of industrial units in the village.

Plans were originally submitted for the project, on land off Danes Road in the village, in the summer of 2019, sparking the submission of more than 60 letters of objection.

Natural England, the Environment Agency and Cumbria Wildlife Trust were among those to register their concerns. 

Many of the objections centred on concerns that the units would be built on the flood plain of the River Gowan and the development would therefore exacerbate an existing problem.

Other complaints centred on the appearance of the units which it was claimed were out of character with the area.

The application was later withdrawn, but a revised planning application has now been submitted to the Lake District National Park Authority.