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Planning permission has been granted for a controversial housing development on the outskirts of Kendal.
Protesters say building on the greenfield site on Oxenholme Road will damage the environment.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
Dennis Reed is the chairman of TOC, a local campaign group against building on Greenfield sites.
Dennis lives nearby and says lapwings and crayfish will be endangered by a development on these strawberry fields and stream.
He also says there are brownfield sites and empty homes that could be developed instead.
Dozens of people have contacted Oakmere Homes after it was announced 148 homes are to be built on Oxenholme Road, Kendal.
It is one of the largest developments to be okayed in a while and the decision has been challenged by the Triangle Opposition Group (TOG), which represents 200 local residents, and has attracted 82 individual letters of objection.
There are over 4,000 families in the area who need a home. 34% of this development will be affordable.
The affordable homes will be priced around £90-120, 000 while the Executive Housing will go up to £450,000.
The Average property price on Oxenholme Road is £314,000.