Bay alterations

A REVISED plan to convert a garage at a house in Robin Hood’s Bay to holiday cottages was approved by the North York Moors National Park.

An earlier application was made by Robert Fretwell of Station Road, Robin Hood’s Bay who proposed converting the garage into a holiday let ancillary to an existing bed and breakfast business at the premises.

There were objections from Fylingdales parish council members who pointed out that the main house was already a holiday let for up to twelve people and they considered the proposed plan would lead to over development.

The house was described as substantial, sited next to the village bowling green and tennis courts.

Planning permission to convert the building to a holiday let by replacing the roof with a bulkier, steeper pitch was refused last year on the grounds that such extensive alterations would adversely affect the character of the building.

The present application sought permission for a conversion to a two bed holiday letting unit without any alterations to the roof except for the installation of three large rooflights, two large patio doors and the replacement of the garage doors with a door cum window arrangement.

Planning officers, recommending the scheme said that the alterations would not have a detrimental impact on the character of the area or the building.