Plans for a wedding business to expand will have to be looked at again after an appeal against the premises licence was successful.

Allerdale Council had agreed to grant a licence to Ponderosa Weddings last December, which would have allowed the business to rent out a field between Great Broughton and Broughton Moor to wedding parties or for special occasions.

But a decision has now been made at Workington Magistrates’ Court that the consultation process on the plans must start again – due to a number of issues raised by Broughton Parish Council.

These included noise pollution within the village, the lack of permission for use of the nearby bridleway and concerns around public safety

Allerdale were also ordered to pay £300 in costs to Broughton Parish Council for money spent taking the case to court.

A spokesperson for Allerdale Borough Council, said: “Following the court’s decision, the council will be restarting the consultation process in relation to this application.”

Mary Bradley, chairman of Broughton Parish Council said: "We certainly don’t feel that we have won and everybody else has lost.

“The population in the village expressed the view that they wanted their community asset which is for peace and tranquility and a bridleway, which is heavily used for dog walking and cycling and used by children for riding their bikes on and everything else, they wanted that preserving.

"So this was nothing against the holders who brought this forward, it was about wanting to preserve the village.”

Beth Faulder, who is behind the plans, was left frustrated by the decision.

She said: “We are wanting to bring business to the village, as we know lots would benefit from this in our area, diversify our business to support our farming business for the ruined land to make it better than it is now.

“We are wanting to make use of the derelict land and let people notice it more, let public enjoy the area as much as villagers.

“Our guests will not cause damage to Soddy Gap; they will be watched and managed on their whereabouts.”

Beth added that she thought the process of dealing with the plans had been followed correctly.

The decision took place at North and West Cumbria Magistrates' Court, Workington last week.