New restaurant and B&B proposed in Wensleydale

Elm House, Redmire. Photo: Roger Gilbertson

Plans have been submitted for a new restaurant and B&B in Wensleydale.

A planning application has been submitted to Richmondshire District Council to convert outbuildings and build an extension at Elm, House, Redmire.

A restaurant with seating for 50 people is proposed, along with ten B&B en-suite bedrooms.

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Documents submitted with the plans state: “The proposal is to convert the existing outbuildings associated with Elm House for use as a short-term holiday accommodation and B&B consisting of four bedrooms and a restaurant to accommodate up to 50 people, and to construct a further six bedroom units connected to the existing outbuildings.

“The outbuildings have been redundant for many years and are slowly falling into poor condition and disrepair.

“Many of the existing external features will be unaffected from the conversion.

“The conversion will bring new life to these redundant tired looking buildings and will encourage tourism to the area.”

The plan is for the restaurant and B&B to be open to the public 12 months a year

It would high quality holiday accommodation, as well as food and drink for visitors to Redmire and the Yorkshire Dales, the plans add.

Although the restaurant and B&B would be run by the applicants, Mr and Mrs Foster, it is anticipated that the business could employ up to eight full and part-time staff.

A consultation is underway and three members of the public have commented so far all supporting the plans, with respondents saying the scheme will boost the local economy.

To view the application click here.