Application for holiday accommodation in village

Plans are afoot to renovate and convert an agricultural building in Elvington to use as holiday accommodation.

The building, at Elvington Park, is on green belt land and it is believed the site has not been used for about 50 years. Access to the site would be via the existing access road from the B1228. The application has been objected by Elvington Parish Council. A spokesperson for the council said: “The site is on green belt land and the development would spoil the open character of the area. It is a change of use, so should not be permitted. The site is of ecological importance, not sustainable and floods.”

City of York Council is expected to decide whether or not to give the plans the green light on 8 January.