Plans for attraction revamp

Sledmere House could be getting a revamp after plans were submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for a new gallery, restaurant and much more.
Sledmere House could be getting a revamp after plans were submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for a new gallery, restaurant and much more.

Plans have been submitted for a revamp of a farm site close to a popular attraction that will see the construction of a gallery, restaurant and more.

Buildings at Home Farm on the Sledmere Estate are also hoped to be transformed into a farm shop, tourist office and a garden centre as part of the works.

A planning application was submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council and, so far, neither of the two consultees - Yorkshire Water and the Nature Conservation Officer - have objected to the plans.

The project is also hoped to see the completion of a new car park, overflow parking and a site for coach parking.

In addition, the new facility will likely compliment existing Sledmere House by providing a new pedestrian route, so that visitors can access the historic building.

And a “biomass boiler plant for district heating” will also be built at the north of the site.

Meanwhile Sledmere House’s busy summer programme remains in full swing, with plenty of events throughout the season still to look forward to.

On Sunday August 7 a teddy bears’ picnic was held in the historic grounds, that saw youngsters put on their detective hats to take part in a 
treasure hunt and other activities.

The hugely popular Tribfest will return to the parkland at Sledmere House on August 18.

Touted as the world’s biggest tribute band and music festival, Tribfest will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Ed Faulkner, festival director, added: “This year we’re adding lots of quirky 10 year celebrations, with fun and frolics, and a biggie on 
Saturday, with a world record Attempt for the biggest ‘Oops Upside Your Head’ dance!

“Ticket pre sales have gone through the roof so far and we’re heading for a sell out, so don’t miss out and buy yours online today!”

For more information visit www.tribfest.co.uk.