Outline plans to build 15 homes on a field at Meadow Lane, Cononley, have been submitted to Craven District Council.

Farmer John Teal is seeking permission to build a mix of 15 two-storey terraced and detached houses on the field, which abuts but lies just outside Cononley conservation area.

The northern and western section of the 0.643 hectare site was part of the former Pear Tree Farm. The proposed development would be accessed by a newly adoptable cul-de-sac with a private driveway.

Coun Lois Brown, chairman of Cononley Parish Council, said the plans needed “careful consideration” as two barns and a stable block at the former Pear Tree Farm had recently been sold to be converted into three homes.