Boarding kennels are being proposed for the former waterworks site in Dearham.

Plans have been submitted for the kennels by local resident Joanne Fletcher of Firth View.

In a design statement to Allerdale council planners, Miss Fletcher said the kennels would be located on the outskirts of Dearham and would be sympathetic in appearance to the area around it.

The building would be single storey and would house 11 kennels.

One customer per hour would have access to the site which would be locked at all other times.

Residents have until March 28 to comment on the plans.