PLANS to convert farm buildings at Borks Hill, Sour Dale Lane, Long Preston to three family homes have been submitted to North Yorkshire Council.

The full application describes the farm buildings to the south west of the village and the A65 and having been used for a variety of agricultural purposes but now 'little used'.

It is proposed that existing stone and red brick buildings will be converted into a three bedroom home and an agricultural building attached to the south to two, four bed homes.

Two lean-to buildings will be demolished, but an existing free standing building will remain and used as garaging for two of the larger homes.

Another existing building will be demolished and with the farmyard, will be used to make small gardens, amenity areas, car parking and turning.

A prior approval application for conversion of a building at the site in 2021 was allowed.

An application to convert the buildings to homes was withdrawn last year.

In a design and access statement, agents for the applicant state: "he proposed development will bring existing degraded buildings back into use and the resulting proposals will provide new dwellings that contributes positively to the character and appearance of the local area."