NEWS RELEASE – Planning permission secured for residential site next to Yorkshire Dales National Park

We are delighted to have successfully attained outline planning permission for a residential development at the southern edge of Settle, adjacent to the Yorkshire Dales National Park for our client; a local family-run housing developer.

Working together with the developer, who has vast experience of delivering well-designed new housing in the local area, we proposed a new site that adjoins a residential development to the north, west and east of Settle.  It is seen as a natural rounding off to the town.

Whilst the site is not located within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the National Park Authority were identified as being a key consultee at an early stage in the determination of the application.

After working closely and conducting extensive pre-application discussions with the National Park Authority they confirmed as part of the application that they had no objection to the scheme.

In light of the discussions we had and in order to create an outline scheme that is sympathetic to the landscape setting, the originally proposed development site was significantly reduced.

James Ellis of Rural Solutions made representations on behalf of the client to Planning Committee Members who ultimately granted planning permission for the scheme.

The pre-application discussions and the support of the National Park Authority were essential in shaping the scale of the development and ultimately attaining a positive decision for the scheme. They confirmed as part of the application that they had no objection to the scheme.



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