Rural Solutions Planning achieves consent for a superb new development in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Cleatop is a courtyard of derelict traditional agricultural barns located outside Settle on the A65 and within the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Working in association with Mason Gillibrand Architects of Lancaster, Rural Solutions Planning received notification on 8 July 2011 that full planning permission had been granted by the National Park Authority for conversion of the barns to form over 3,100 square feet of retail space and 2,000 square feet of office space along with a large restaurant.  A new plant building will also be built to house a biomass boiler which will provide the heating for the premises.

Local Austwick furniture maker Dalesbred has taken a pre-let of the retail space.

Conversion and restoration of Cleatop – now to be known as ‘The Courtyard’ – began on 1 August 2011 using local contractors with completion expected in Spring 2012 and with it, the creation of new local jobs.
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For more information on this project, please contact Emma Darbyshire, Press Liaison at Rural Solutions Ltd on or 0845 302 4767.


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