PLANS to convert the former police station in Ingleton to two homes have been given the go-ahead by North Yorkshire Council.

In a planning officer's report, recommending approval, it is stated that historically, the building, which fronts onto the B6255 and has been empty since 2023, was two houses, before being converted into a police station in the 1990s.

The building was put up for sale last year after it was declared surplus to requirements, with its buyers proposing its conversion to two, three-bedroom homes. A design and access statement with the application says the two proposed homes will be in a sustainable location in the village and will be 'modern efficient accommodation which will contribute to the housing stock of the area'. The scheme will also have 'no impact on neighbours or highway safety and will provide a visually improved development in this part of the village.'

The council planning officer report states: "The proposal is for the conversion of an existing building within the main built-up area of Ingleton to provide two three-bedroom dwellings. This would help address the shortfall of three-bedroom dwellings within the district. The proposal would also provide some biodiversity benefits."