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Planners ask for more time over Addingham waste disposal scheme
7:00am Friday 11th January 2013 in News
Planners have asked for more time to consider plans to tip thousands of tonnes of soil and inert waste on farmland in Addingham.
The plans for Farfield Farm, Bolton Road, were submitted to North Yorkshire County Council last January but an extension of time to consider the scheme was agreed in September.
The council has now written to applicant Philip Barker again, requesting a further extension until the end of February.
Mr Barker, a tenant of the Duke of Devonshire-owned land, wants to fill in a steep ravine to give farm machinery better access and make the 1.7-hectare plot suitable for grazing.
He believes it will also improve the appearance of the landscape.
North Yorkshire development control officer Katherine Halliday has written to the applicant, saying the county planning authority would be unable to give a planning decision within the statutory period. She said an extension until February 28 was requested.
“This takes into account the date of the next planning committee meeting (January 29) and will allow sufficient time for preparation of the decision notice,” she said.