Members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Planning Committee are set for a busy October meeting with 10 planning applications coming before them. These include two barn conversions, a large agricultural diversification scheme, and a proposal for the re-development of Linton Camp to form a tourist facility, which would incorporate a hotel with 34 hotel rooms and six hotel suites, a spa and gym, a bar and restaurant, and nine self-contained holiday lodges.
Julie Martin, Chair of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Planning Committee, said: “With such a large number of important schemes being considered we know there’ll be plenty of debate and discussion before, during and after the meeting.
“The majority of applications – around 90% – are usually dealt with by officers, in line with our planning policies. Applications only come before the Planning Committee where they are of a significant scale, raise wider issues, or where the local parish council doesn’t agree with the decision being recommended.
“It is vitally important these applications are discussed publicly so the arguments for and against a development can be heard, and for people to understand the reasons for decisions the Committee makes”.
“We would therefore encourage anyone with an interest in any or all of these schemes – and the decision-making process itself – to watch the meeting live on Tuesday 6 October at 1pm on the Authority website or on the Authority’s You Tube channel later that evening”.