WORK is due to start on the redevelopment of a number of derelict farm buildings at Coniston Cold.

Developer Skipton Properties says the former buildings, which have been unused for 15 years, will be reinvented into a 'community of eight luxury homes'.

The family run developer plans to forge ahead with the two, three, four and five bedroom homes making up 'The Sycamores' on the Coniston estate, bordering Bell Busk Lane and the A65.

Sarah Barraclough, managing director at Skipton Properties, said: “We’ve loved this site for a long time, so we’re thrilled to be able to bring it back to life, providing more family accommodation in the beautiful hamlet of Coniston Cold.

"The plans have been a long time coming, so we’re delighted they’re now coming to fruition and we’re able to bring these stunning natural stone homes to market next year."

She added: “We’ve worked hard to ensure The Sycamores development will play to the character and appearance of the adjacent conservation area, with natural landscaping to minimise its impact.

"Our signature style of using local stone and slate roofs will be enhanced by a host of bespoke features, designed with the neighbourhood setting 100 per cent front of mind.”

Earlier this year, an appeal by the Coniston Estate against Craven District Council's decision to refuse amended plans for the site - which would have seen a different access to approved plans - was dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate, which also refused applications for costs by both the council and the Coniston estate.