A number of trees with protection orders could face the chop as part of plans to develop land near a Cumbrian landmark.

Allerdale District Council has received proposals for the work at Clifton Hall, Great Clifton.

Trees that could face the chop include an Ash, six Beeches, four Sycamores and a Holly to help make way for five homes plus a number of other measures.

According to the report submitted to the council by Treescapes Consultancy Ltd: “Clifton Hall is a derelict residential property.

“The plot is largely flat and covers an area of approximately 0.7 hectares.

“The site is derelict and unmanaged and mainly used to store materials. Much of the site is overgrown with low-quality, semi-mature trees.”

The report added: “We can also provide a site supervisory role to ensure the retained trees have adequate protection during the construction process.”

However, it is also planned to retain a number of trees.

For information about the plans go to: planning.allerdale.gov.uk/portal/servlets/applicationsearch

Application number: WTPO/2020/0037