Planners recommend Middleham holiday park proposal gets go-ahead

The holiday complex would be built at Hillside Farm, near Middleham.

Plans for a luxury eco-lodge holiday complex near Middleham have been recommend for approval.

A planning application to convert a yard used by a haulage firm will be considered by councillors from Richmondshire District Council next week.

The plans are for 15 luxury holiday at Hillside Farm, between Middleham and East Witton.

The complex would be partly built on a yard used for vehicle parking with the existing haulage business and partly fields used by the applicant for grazing sheep.

A report to members of the council’s planning committee recommends the scheme is approved.

It states: “This application is for 15 luxury chalets and would be a relatively small scale
proposal to enhance and add to long established tourism in this part of the district.”

It adds: “The design and appearance of the chalets are considered acceptable and
with the additional landscaping proposed not significantly altering the character of
the high quality landscape.

“The proposal will not have a significant adverse impact on neighbour amenity.

“The proposal would generate additional traffic to the site but the proposed road access improvements and provision of car parking and turning within the site would ensure that highway safety would not be compromised.”

The application has the support of the town council on the condition that lighting at the complex should be downwards and not create undue light visible away from the site.

Councillors will meet on Tuesday, July 27 to discuss the application.

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