New plans submitted for redevelopment of former Ripon timber yard site
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Last updated Feb 10, 2023
Former North Yorkshire Timber Yard Rippn
The former timber yard on Trinity Lane.

A new planning application has been submitted to Harrogate Borough Council for redevelopment of the former North Yorkshire Timber yard on Trinity Lane in Ripon.

Site owner Red Tree Developments Ltd is seeking consent for the change of use and conversion of the former warehouse space to form 12 houses.

Approval is also requested for construction of two further dwellings on the 0.64 acre plot, which was home to a timber yard from 1860 to 2018.

The application includes plans for formation of access onto Trinity Lane, along with associated landscaping and parking provision.

In a previous application submitted in September 2020, Red Tree sought permission to demolish buildings on the site to make way for 13 new homes.

That application was refused by council planners in December 2020 and last month an appeal against the refusal decision was lodged with the government’s Planning Inspectorate.


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Planning consent was refused on the grounds that the scheme would cause “unacceptable harm” to the Ripon Conservation Area, but Jay Everett, a planning consultant who submitted the appeal on behalf of Red Tree, argued that the loss of the existing building would cause ‘less than substantial harm’ to the conservation area.

The newly-submitted application would see retention and regeneration of the former warehouse building and the design and access statement in support of the submissions, says:

“The re-submitted scheme seeks to create 14 new dwellings of a size which will make them ideally suited to a wide range of residents from professional couples to retirees.

“They will be suitably priced such that they will likely appeal to first-time buyers, while the south-facing front gardens and proximity to the local school, nursery, shopping areas and parks will also make them attractive to families.”