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Plan to demolish former Gargrave police station
10:00am Sunday 17th February 2013 in News
The former Gargrave Police Station is to be demolished – if a plan to replace it with four new homes gets the go-ahead.
North Yorkshire Police put the 100-year-old police station and house – complete with cells – on the market two years ago.
It was originally put up for sale by tender, with a guide price of more than £450,000, but was eventually sold at auction in October last year for £310, 000.
Now, builders RN Wooler, have applied to demolish the building and replace it with a terrace of four new homes. It plans a new access off Eshton Road, two parking spaces for each house, a landscaped area in the front and private patios and gardens at the back.
Three of the houses will have a drive off Eshton Road, while the fourth will be accessed via Sharphaw View.
In its design statement submitted with the planning application to Craven District Council, Wooler says that the houses will be similar to its new development of seven town houses on Sackville Street, Skipton.
“The new dwellings have been designed in the style of those previously approved within Skipton and will reflect the style and age of the houses in the surrounding area.”
The police station was built in the 1920s and was used as a station until the 1980s.