A PLANNED new holiday lodge on Cross Hills Road, Cononley, has been given the go-ahead by North Yorkshire Council.

An officer's report states that the detached, two bedroom lodge will measure 11.45m by 6.6m and will be built on a piece of land on the eastern edge of Cononley with access off Cross Hills Road.

Also on the site are currently three dilapidated outbuildings, which will be demolished and removed.

The lodge will be built out of natural reclaimed stone walls and slate roof tiles and will have a timber front door. The roof will have solar panels.

In recommending approval, the officer's report concludes: "Overall, it is considered that any harm is significantly and demonstrably outweighed by the benefits of the proposal."

A condition with the planning consent is that the lodge only be used as holiday accommodation.