Holiday lodge development planned near Leyburn

The location of the proposed development. Image: Google.

A planning application has been submitted for six holiday lodges near Leyburn.

The scheme is proposed for land at Woodlands Farm, near the existing Yorkshire Dales Holiday Park site.

The application has been submitted by racehorse trainer Ann Duffield, who already operates a holiday lodge scheme at Sun Hill Farm, near Constable Burton.

Mrs Duffield bought Woodlands Farm last year.

Planning consent has already been granted for conversion of a large stone barn to a house, conversion of a former
piggery to a holiday cottage and the siting of two holiday lodges.

However, documents submitted with the plans say “it is now considered that a preferable location for the lodges is in the adjacent field, away from the residential barn.

“Consequently, a small-scale scheme for six holiday lodges is now being put forward for consideration.”

The supporting documents add: “The proposed development at Woodlands Farm for six holiday lodges would provide a number of major benefits as identified in this statement.

“The wider local rural economy would be the principal winner.

“The lodges will be constructed of timber and the buildings will have a minimal visual impact and are wholly appropriate within their setting.”

A letter of support for the application has been submitted by tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire.

For more details on the application click here.

1 Comment

  1. It’s nice to see a local business expanding at least one thing is there sticking to what they know best. it’s great to see that something being built to bring more tourists into the Dales.local restaurants and shops will benefit from this.ive seen the lodgers before they’re nothing to be sniffed at classy and elegant I’m sure there will be negative thoughts on the planning but that’s for the narrow-minded

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