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AN application for a new access for vehicles to a cottage in Glaisdale was refused by members of the North York Moors National Park planning committee despite support for it from neighbours and parish councillors.

The application was made by Mr K McMullen and Miss S Haywood of Browside Farm, Glaisdale.

Members were told that the cottage, named as The Milking Parlour, was originally a redundant outbuilding at the farm which is no longer a working farm.

Two years ago permission was given to allow the cottage to be used all the year round instead of as formerly, restricted to holiday letting of twenty-eight days a year although it is restricted to local occupancy.

The application for a new access to serve the cottage stated that it would be constructed in a cart track style with stone trods either side of a grass strip.

In recommending refusing the application, planning officers said that if it were permitted it would have a detrimental urbanising impact on the setting of the farmstead contrary to the development policy of the national park.