A housing developer is pressing ahead with plans to extend a new housing development in West Cumbria.

Swift Homes has applied to Copeland council to extend its estate at The Mount, in Whitehaven, by building eight more homes.

But town councillor Julie Rayson, said residents had contacted her with concerns about the proposal.

At a meeting on Thursday, she said: "I've been contacted by residents about the development.

"I'd like to let Copeland council know that residents have been in touch with us when they consider the application."

Councillor Graham Roberts said: "There's a lot going on about that at the moment.

"Trying to figure out what's going on is quite a job. Things are moving on but I can't talk about them at the moment."

Swift Homes wants to press ahead with phase four of the development by building further detached executive houses.

The developer said that the first two phases had been completed and all homes sold. Phase three is under construction with some already sold and occupied.

The fourth phase would see the homes be erected on a 0.62 hectare area. There would be five three-bed bungalows and three two-bed ones.