Historic chapels at a Cockermouth cemetery are set to become flats under new plans.

The chapels, located on the east side of Lorton Road, Cockermouth will become a set of flats if the plan submitted to Allerdale Borough Council is approved.

The grade II-listed building comprises two identical chapels mirrored around a central belfry tower with spire, first built in 1856 by architect Charles Egglesfield.

The proposed accommodation is on three levels. This comprises a lobby/stairwell, store and 2 bedrooms on the ground floor, the kitchen/living space and utility at first floor, and a sitting area platform within the roof space at second floor level.

Developers insist the plans will preserve the rich found at the site.

They said: "The proposals are respectful of the existing building in terms of form, scale and materials and detailing will be of an appropriately high quality."

They added their commitment to using ‘green’ technologies and materials from sustainable and local sources where possible.

More: allerdale.gov.uk. Use ref: VLBC/2021/0001