Farm building excessive and out of scale in national park

An inspector upheld an enforcement notice requiring a farm building in the Yorkshire Dales national park to be demolished or reduced in height because it undermined the scenic qualities of the area.

The building was approximately five metres higher than others on the farm complex and had been designed to enable a tipper lorry to tip feed directly into the building. The ability to bring animal feed in larger lorry loads was a commercial benefit to the farm, the inspector agreed, but the appellant had also to recognise the site’s location in the national park. The introduction of an industrial scale building was in conflict with this designation. Despite the substantial cost in complying with the order the inspector determined that this was necessary.

Inspector: Brian Rogers; Written representations

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