Permission sought for alterations to former Leyburn bank

Barclays in Leyburn.

Plans have been submitted for alterations to the former Barclays Bank in Leyburn following its closure.

The branch in the Market Place shut last week as part of a national round of closures by the company.

A planning  application has been submitted to North Yorkshire Council to remove various features installed for use by the bank.

A report submitted with the plans state: “The proposed works are for the removal of existing external signage; removal of existing external ATM and existing window to be reinstated to match existing; removal of existing night safe face plate and existing aperture to be infilled with stonework to match existing; removal of internal counters and all furniture.”

The building is Grade II listed and situated within a conservation area.

The report continues: “The existing fixtures, counters, which are to be removed are themselves modern.

“The original building fabric will not be altered, removed or concealed.

“All existing original features will not be affected by the proposed works.

“The proposed works are intended to return the building to pre-Barclays occupation as much as it is possible preserving the listed building status.”


  1. Another building to sit and decay for years ahead. Leyburn is looking scruffy and tired now, no thanks to the Council who have pushed for a weekly market and now the bird market over the bricks and mortar establishments. It doesn’t help when Landlords lack impetus to get these units re let.

  2. So there will be no overnight ATM, and a building left to crumble in the same way as the old HSBC building. No doubt the council tax (commercial rates) will be put up to encourage more businesses to close

  3. There’s been no overnight ATM in Bedale since Barclay’s there closed recently. None of the major banks provide a decent service for ordinary folk any more.

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