Plans have been drawn up to turn Leyburn Police Station into holiday accommodation.
A planning application has been submitted to Richmondshire District Council to convert the building into five two-bedroom flats for letting to visitors.
Buildings at the rear of the building would be knocked down as part of the plans, with an extension built at the back.
Vehicle access would be from the rear via Kelberdale Court, with the current archway at the front used for pedestrian access only.
Five parking spaces would be created in the rear yard.
Supporting documents submitted with the application state: “Cellar Door Architecture have been appointed by Johanica Ltd to prepare a planning application for the conversion to residential use with rear extension.
“This application seeks permission for the following: Change of use from police station (sui generis) to residential short-term lets (use class C1/C3), including demolition of dilapidated rear two storey garage, external store, rear
boundary wall and ground floor lean-to storage room, construction of new 2 storey rear extension to providing
residential external terrace amenity.”
The police station shut in 2021 as part of a cost-cutting exercise, with officers and staff moving to work from the nearby fire station.
For more information on the plans click here.