Plans for a new fully-affordable 76-home estate at Penrith look set to get the green light.

Riverside/Atkinson Building Contractors Ltd applied to Eden Council for permission to build the mix of 35 rented homes and 41 shared ownership homes on land at White Ox Farm on Inglewood Road.

The council's planners have recommended the application for approval when it is considered by its planning committee on Thursday.

The recommendation is subject to all of the homes being affordable and the site being linked to existing footpaths.

A council report prepared ahead of the meeting said the applicant had attempted to address concerns around scale, design and layout, as well as landscape, drainage, highways and noise and air impacts.

It said: "While some of the changes made are not as far-reaching as officers would prefer, it is recognised that to go further would potentially jeopardise the ability to deliver a 100 per cent affordable scheme and the significant social and economic benefits that this would achieve/deliver to the district."

However, Cumbria County Council objected to the plans after the applicant said its request for a £200,004 contribution towards primary school places would make the development unviable.