ADVERTISING hoarding on the A65 Settle roundabout to do with a mixed housing and business development  has been allowed to stay because of 'unavoidable delays'.

Developer Candelisa was given full planning permission in 2021 to proceed with the first phase of its three phase mixed employment and residential development 'rural business community Anley Crag' on land to the south of Settle. Work on the site is believed to be getting underway shortly. 

At the time, the Skipton-based company said the development should encourage businesses to stay in the area and also attract new ones.

The hoarding, which has been up for more than a year, has attracted complaints however.

North Yorkshire Council’s corporate director of community development, Nic Harne, said: “We take all complaints about unlawful adverts extremely seriously and had this site not had several live planning permissions we would have acted swiftly to have the hoarding removed.

“Planning enforcement officers have investigated all complaints received about this hoarding and continue to monitor the progress of the forthcoming development being advertised.

“We are aware of unavoidable delays with work commencing on site, resulting in the hoarding being in situ for a longer period of time than previously anticipated.

“We understand that work on site is due to start soon, but should this not be the case, we will reconsider our enforcement options.”