A TOTAL of 27 new homes could be built in a village near Carlisle if planners give the scheme their backing.

Penrith-based Genesis Homes has submitted a planning application to Cumberland Council for the proposed development their backing.

The site is on land to the west of Aballava Way, Burgh by Sands, and it covers a total area of 1.22 hectares on the edge of the built-up area of the village.

As well as the residential development the application also requests permission for associated infrastructure.

Out of the 27 properties nine would have three bedrooms, 13 would have four bedrooms and the remaining five are described as affordable home ownership - one two-bedroom and four three-bedroom properties.

In addition, it is proposed the development would have a total of 84 parking spaces.

According to a planning statement the application site comprises the remainder of the field that was previously developed by Genesis Homes which is now known as Aballava Way.

It states: "To the east of the site lies the residential development of Aballava Way, which comprises 24 residential properties with a mix of house types comprising bungalows, detached and semi-detached dwellings.

News and Star: Plans for the developmentPlans for the development (Image: Cumberland Council Portal)

"Five of these properties have residential curtilages that directly abut the application site. The properties within Aballava Way are finished using a mix of different facing bricks and render.

"The eastern boundary, where the site meets Aballava Way, is predominantly delineated by a 1.8 metre vertical boarded timber fence that defines the rear curtilage of those dwellings.

"The site is bounded by a native hedgerow to the southern boundary, with the western and northern boundaries delineated with a post and wire fence interspersed with remnant hedgerow trees.

"Immediately to the north of the site is a linear strip of agricultural land that broadly lies on an east-west axis. Beyond this field, along its northern boundary, are a number of large mature trees that are outwith the application site.

"To the immediate south of the large mature trees is a line of smaller semi-mature trees. Collectively, these trees provide a dense screen from the more sensitive designations to the north, which are identified later in this section."

According to the report Burgh by Sands Primary School lies approximately 150 metres to the south east of the site.

It adds: "A well-equipped children’s play area is located approximately 215 metres from the site to the north east of King Edwards Fauld.

"Pedestrian and vehicular access to the site from the public highway is currently gained via the main access road through Aballava Way."

The application is currently being considered by Cumberland Council's planning department.