Plans for 123 homes in High Harrington are set to be given the green light by councillors next Tuesday.
Story Homes wants to create the new estate on land east of Main Road, around 50 metres south of its existing Whins Farm development.
It already has approval for 115 homes on the site, but wants to increase the number.
The proposal will go before Allerdale council’s development panel on Tuesday.
The estate will include four bungalows, four two-bedroom homes, 35 three-bedroom houses, 65 four-bedroom homes and 15 five-bedroom homes.
The plans include an amended affordable housing scheme of eight houses for discounted rent and four for discounted sale.
Workington Town Council has objected to the scheme due to increased traffic, limited local resources including schools, and continual loss of green spaces.
Cumbria County Council’s highways said the extra 10 dwellings proposed would not have a significant impact and a new pedestrian link between the estate and Beaufort Avenue was a welcome addition.
Its education services said if given the go-ahead, the extension to the estate would mean an extra seven pupils for local schools.
It said: “There is no space in the catchment school of Beckstone Primary to accommodate the yield of 33 primary age pupils from this development. However, both St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and Distington Primary are within the statutory safe walking distance from the site and have sufficient capacity between them to accommodate the yield from this
development. In light of this it is considered that no primary school capacity contribution is required.”
It added although there were insufficient places at the nearby Workington Academy for secondary school pupils, there were two other schools in the statutory walking
Thirty-six representations have been made to the authority about the scheme. Objectors raised a number of concerns, including that roads will not be able to cope with traffic, it will alter High Harrington negatively, the drains will not be able to cope, loss of view and impact on house values.
An officer’s report has recommended approval for the scheme and if members of the development panel give it the go-ahead, Story Homes will have to abide by 26 conditions.
The report added: ” A condition has been placed which requires approval of any retaining features exceeding 1m in height. This is to ensure that any significant level changes (in combination with any boundary treatment) would not be visually oppressive for future residents.
“As such, where level changes between plots are significant, design measures such as terracing or sloping of land should be incorporated to ensure that future residents are not adversely impacted by inappropriately designed retaining walls and boundary treatments.
“For the avoidance of doubt, this planning permission does not give consent for the removal of the hedgerow to the frontage of the field directly to the south of the
proposal site in its entirety. Any removal is limited to the width of the emergency vehicle access proposed.”