A PLANNING application has been lodged for 23 homes to be built on greenfield land in Grassington.

The application was lodged with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority on January 11 by agent Jo Steele consultants on behalf of applicant Linda Spencer of Endless Developments (Grassington) Ltd.

The 1.6-acre site is bordered by Moody Sty Lane to the south, Garrs End Lane to the east, Wisp Hill Croft to the west and open countryside to the north.

The scheme's design and access statement states the development is to be made up four two-bed semi-detached homes, two two-bed terraced homes, four three-bed terraced homes, two three-bed detached homes, six four-bed semi-detached homes one five-bed detached home and four one-bed affordable apartments.

The design and access statement states: "All of the new dwellings are accessed via a new access road within the site. In order to ensure safe two-way traffic is enabled it is proposed to widen Moody Sty Lane at the south western corner. This will ensure two-way traffic is maintained from Wood Lane to the development site. The rest of Moody Sty Lane will be retained as a single-track route to discourage vehicular traffic and ensure the primary approach to the site is from the west.

"The dwellings have been designed as a mix of attached and detached houses, in accordance with the existing typology of Grassington. Care has been taken to ensure the balance between dwelling, access route and green space is appropriate and sensitive. Unlike many of the dwellings close to Grassington town centre all dwellings are provided with outdoor amenity space and off-street parking. All dwellings also include step free access and level thresholds."

The applicant adds: "The scheme has been carefully considered based upon a wealth of experience and has been designed to make a positive impact to the immediate and local surroundings whilst providing appealing and much needed family homes in this part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The development intends to take advantage of renewable energy sources in the use of solar roof slates throughout the development."

The layout of the design aims to 'create a suitable access road through the site to provide safe pedestrian and vehicular access without undermining the rural setting of the development'.

The aim is also to maintain the streetscape both within the site and along Moody Sty Lane and Garrs End Lane.

No date has been set for determination of the plans.