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13/12/2017

Yorkshire Dales homes decision deferred

Words: Laura Edgar
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The planning committee at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) has deferred a decision on whether to grant planning permission for five new affordable homes following a threat of legal action.

The homes – two semi-detached houses and a terrace of three – would be located in Bainbridge, just outside the village’s housing development boundary, in a field to the rear of the grade II listed Rose and Crown pub.

Solicitors Hill Dickinson, acting on behalf of a Bainbridge resident, said the public had not been properly consulted. They also said not enough evidence had been put forward to prove that the properties in the application would be “wholly affordable”.

Members of the planning committee were told at a meeting yesterday (12 December) that planning officers were confident that a formal period of consultation had been heard.

However, the officers advised members to defer the decision so that residents could make any further comment on the application and more evidence be compiled.

The applicant, Horn Blower Developments Ltd, recently built eight homes on an immediately adjacent site, with the plan to build five more homes seen as phase two of the development.

The plans can be found on the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority website (pdf).

In the same planning committee meeting, permission was granted for the installation of an 11 metre-high telecommunications pole and associated equipment on Fleets Laithe, north of Hetton in Rylstone parish.

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