Former post office and tattoo studio set to become office

The building in Skeeby. Photo: Google.

A former post office and tattoo studio in Skeeby is set to be used as an office.

Plans have been submitted to Richmondshire District Council to change the use of the building off Richmond Road.

Documents submitted with the application state: “The  internal works will comprise only refurbishment of existing walls and decorations, together with external works tidying up and painting of the existing external walls from the current dull dark grey to a white colour.

“The site is currently un-occupied, but was previously a tattoo studio, which consisted of a reception area, store room, treatment room and staff WC.”

“The existing space will be used as an office for 2nr people of which there are no manufacturing duties.”

Last year, councillors on the council’s planning committee rejected a plan to knock the building down and build a two-bedroom house on the plot.

The decision as taken amid concerns from local residents about the scheme.

Residents pointed out that Linden Road, next to the plot, was a private road and the applicant had no vehicular access
rights over it.

The county council’s highways department also said it had concerns about safety for both pedestrians and vehicles because of the lack of visibility from the proposed property along Richmond Road.