Petrol station plan shelved

A BUILDING which was supposed to be used as a petrol station at Fylingdales will now be converted to a house.

Mr J Norton, the owner, was given planning permission by the North York Moors National Park planning committee to make the changes to the building which is opposite Fylingdales Service Station near the Flask Inn.

Mr Norton, who also owns the service station, was given permission to convert the single storey stone and pantile building into a local occupancy house comprising two bedrooms, a kitchen, dining area, lounge and bathroom for his son who helps to run the business.

The building, constructed about 20 years ago, was described as not traditional but having a domestic appearance although intended as a petrol station.

It was built to complement the existing service station and was intended to prevent vehicles being kept waiting in the road to turn right but it had never been brought into use.

The application was supported by members of Fylingdales Parish Council who said it would tidy up the site and would benefit local employment.

In recommending approving the application, planning officers said that the building would provide living accommodation to an existing community facility without having a detrimental impact on the landscape.