Councillors are being advised to visit the site of a proposed new estate in a West Cumbrian village.

Plans have been submitted to create 16 new homes in Drigg and the matter is going before Copeland Borough Council’s planning committee next week.

The plans, put forward by Mr P Graham, suggest building on land in the centre of Drigg, next to the detached property, Southerly.

He hopes to create 16 single-storey homes laid out in a cul-de-sac around two courtyards on the current green space, with access to the site off the B5344.

The site is expected to cover around three acres of the field.

Due to the scale of the plans, and the level of opposition received from the community, a site visit has been advised to gain a better understanding of how the estate will impact the area.

Consultations are also under way, with neighbours being asked for their opinion.

The plans are set to be discussed by the planning panel next Wednesday at 10am, at the Copeland Centre, Whitehaven.

To share your thoughts on the proposed homes, contact Copeland Borough Council at