A SEATON councillor has expressed his concern over plans to build 180 new homes in the village - which he says is already 'saturated'.

Cllr Daniel Horsley, 48, has voiced his concerns after representatives from Story Homes visited a parish council meeting earlier this week to express an interest in building 180 more homes on land off Seaton Road, after the land was allocated for residential development in the Allerdale Local Plan.

Cllr Horsley has said that many village residents have contacted him in recent days to also voice their concerns at the plans - with fears of the schools becoming oversubscribed and the village becoming 'saturated'.

He said: "I have been contacted by so many people, my phone has not stopped and people in this village are really concerned."

"I've been contacted on many occasions by residents of Ling Beck Park Seaton, which is behind the shops, that at school opening and closing times they struggle to get off the estate with parents dropping kids off and the use of the shops... often a lot worse in the winter period.

"The infrastructure is struggling at its best now to cope.

"My big worry is: can the infrastructure cope on an already saturated village?

"These big companies have got to realise the schooling issues."

Mr Horsley did not vote on the Allerdale Local Plan part 2, in his position as and Allerdale councillor, because he 'knew how much upset' the development of the land was going to cause.

He has said that he understands the schooling for next year's Autumn intake has already been over-subscribed.

A spokesperson from Story Homes said: “We can confirm that we are proposing to build approximately 180 homes on land off Seaton Road, Seaton, which has been allocated for residential development in the Allerdale Local Plan.

“We are in the early stages of our plans and are keen to gather feedback to help shape our proposals.

"We are holding a consultation event on Wednesday, April 6 from 2pm-7pm at Seaton Rangers ARLC, Station Yard, Seaton and encourage local residents to attend this to take part in the consultation process and have the opportunity to influence the proposals.

“Throughout the development of our plans we will work closely with the local authority to ensure that our proposals include the appropriate contributions to support the needs resulting from the proposed development.”