A PETITION campaigning against the controversial Deer Park housing plan has amassed more than 600 signatures.

Proposals tabled last year for the estate at Deer Park, Belah have raised a number of concerns amid fears of over-development and the impact on biodiversity.

At the meeting on October 9 councillors asked Cumbria County Council to prepare a report looking into the school provision north of the river.

The decision on whether to approve the 80-home development was subsequently delayed.

Carlisle City Council’s development control committee will again consider the plan today.

To view the petition visit https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-deer-park-field?