Concerns have been raised by residents over plans to hold weddings and events at a venue in a west Cumbrian village.

An application for a premises licence for Tallentire Hall has been submitted to Allerdale council, with the authority’s licensing panel due to make a decision on it next week.

But residents of six homes on Hall Court, which stand in close proximity to the hall, have raised a number of concerns, including noise and potential for increased traffic.

The licence is for a guest accommodation hosting events such as weddings, celebration events, corporate team building, charitable fundraising events and conferences for no more than 4,999 people with live and recorded music and sale of alcohol.

Resident Tim Coburn, speaking of behalf of residents of Hall Court, said: “The rear court yard of Tallentire Hall is used as a parking area for the holiday cottages. We moved here knowing that there were holiday cottages there, but if it’s turned into a wedding venue there would be much more frequent all-year round use.

“Because it’s a court yard, it’s the place where all deliveries are made and there would be a substantial increase if there were events.”

Mr Coburn added that residents were also concerned that Tallentire Hall would potentially use marquees for their events and they feared guests would “accidentally trespass”.

Hall Court’s homes were formerly stables, part of Tallentire Hall, which were later developed into houses.

Due to the proximity to the hall, Mr Coburn said he feared people having a look around the gardens may not realise those were residential properties and “accidentally trespass”, due to the lack of a clear boundary.

Another concern was that the proposal would affect the value of the current homes.

Mr Coburn added: “The licence would be for events that could take place any day at any time of the year.

"There are no conditions to say that the number and frequency of events will be limited.”

The applicant told Allerdale council a number of measures would be put in place, such as installation of CCTV.

Documents submitted with the application said: “The premises are situated in a rural area and so pose little risk to noise pollution, but guests will be reminded by way of a notice at the entrance/ exit door to please leave the premises quietly."

Tallentire Hall did not return a request for comment before the Times & Star went to print.