A NUMBER of landing jetties on a popular Cumbrian lake will be repaired after a planning application was approved by the national park authority.

Keswick-on-Derwentwater Launch Company applied for permission for repair and alteration works to all four jetties at the Derwentwater Launch site, Keswick, with permission being granted on February, 28.

The application is said play an 'important function' for sustainable travel around the popular lake, with officers saying that they are satisfied no 'detrimental effects' will be caused by the application.

An officers report said: "The proposed development would see the replacement of jetty 1, the widening of jetties 2 and 3, and the widening of jetty 4 with a row of benches installed.

"The jetties are located in a busy and developed area of the Derwentwater foreshore and play an important function in sustainable travel between various locations round Derwentwater.

"As the proposed alterations would see the use of matching materials, retaining existing designs, be of appropriate size and scales with no change in positionings, I am satisfied that there would be no harm or detrimental effects to the character and visual appearance of the area, or the wider landscape."