B&B will go ahead despite objections

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FIVE bed and breakfast units will be created in Staithes despite objections from nearby residents.

A planning application to install uPVC windows and doors to create five bed and breakfast letting units at Trig Point 49 in Staithes Lane was approved by the North York Moors National Park planning committee.

Residents had expressed concerned about the sewage system they claimed was not adequate to cope with the increase the additional letting units would cause and also with overlooking of their properties.

Trig Point 49 was described as a number of single storey buildings in five acres of ground just outside Staithes and is a legacy of World War One.

It was erected to provide barrack accommodation for troops but has been used since 1985 as hostel-type visitor accommodation.

It occupies a prominent position in Staithes particularly from the public car park at the top of Staithes bank and from public rights of way surrounding it.

In recommending approval planning officers said they considered that in view of the distances involved any newly created openings in the buildings would not have an adverse impact on neighbouring residents and to prevent overlooking a condition of the planning permission was that doors and top sections of windows should be obscurely glazed.