FURTHER plans have been submitted for a major development of 266 new homes in Ulverston.

An application to build hundreds of houses at Nook Form in south Ulverston has been put forward to South Lakeland District Council.

The plans were first proposed to build 330 new properties more than five years ago and granted the green light by planning bosses in 2017.

In their latest application, the developer Quince Homes, has put forward an in-depth plan addressing the layout, landscape, transport and biodiversity of the major construction.

According to the application, the developers lowered the number of proposed houses to 266 due to cater for potential flood risk events.

The application states the development will be 'interspersed with large open green areas which, together with materials and boundary treatments, create distinctive character areas.'

Once completed, the 15-hectare housing estate, at Nook Farm, off Colt House Lane, will provide a range of open market and affordable properties for Ulverston, as well as open space and a playground.

The development, which will border Croftlands housing estate between Mountbarrow Road and Urswick Road, will include 112 affordable homes.

The application states the developer wishes to create 'a positive legacy' for the future.

It read: "The applicant is a local business that wishes to deliver a development that creates a positive legacy for the future, has based the design in a way that respects local features, has prioritised input from feedback, and has considered and incorporated pre-application consultation advice."

Longstanding Ulverston councillor and planning committee member Janette Jenkinson welcomed the plans as a 'well-thought out, thoughtful development'.

She said: "There has been extensive consultation with neighbours in which the developer has taken into account any issues.

"The developer has included an area of green space which is a great area for children to grow up where they can explore and see nature.

"I would like to have seen more housing for the elderly. I think there is a demand for older people wanting to downsize into flats or smaller units which I would've liked to have seen met in this development.

"I think it's a very well-thought out scheme, however, it needs to be discussed and debated by the planning committee."