Majestic building plan for Warter

An artist's impression of the proposed building.
An artist's impression of the proposed building.

Warter Parish Council has given its blessing to a proposed major development in the village.

The council said it had no objections to a majestic two-storey building that would replace some disused agricultural buildings on a site at Inrea Hill.

An artist's impression of the proposed building.

An artist's impression of the proposed building.

The application, submitted by W Healey at Warter Priory Estate, is for “the building of a dwelling, garages with guest accommodation, installation of bunded photovoltaic array, the construction of a feature bridge, hierarchy of gate piers and ancillary buildings following the demolition of existing disused agricultural buildings”.

The materials used in its construction will be natural limestone ashlar and natural slate roofing, and bricks for the garaging and cottages, with parking space for 11 cars.

A spokesman for the parish council said: “The council has no objections to the new buildings. From what we know we think it will be in-keeping with the area. It will replace some disused buildings and take it back to what it used to be like in years gone by.”

Phil Gilbank, chairman of Pocklington and District Local History Group said: “Warter is one of the East Riding’s great estates and a special place, but being an estate without a ‘big house’ since 1972 when the old Warter Priory was sadly demolished has somehow never seemed quite right.

An image of the original Warter Priory.

An image of the original Warter Priory.

“You can’t turn the clock back but the plans for a new house look splendid and if it comes to fruition must go some way to making the estate complete once again.”

The proposal is now being considered by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The agent for the application is Jonathan Fox of ADAM Architecture, which is based in Winchester.

An image of the original Warter Priory.

An image of the original Warter Priory.