Go ahead for new art studio

north frodingham
north frodingham

Controversial proposals to build a new art studio for creative therapy in North Frodingham have been given the go ahead in the wake of a planning appeal.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council refused permission for the project on Mount Pleasant Road.

Ms Rachel Gault appealed and the council decision was overturned following an inquiry by Government inspector Gary Deane.

The site is a rectangular shaped field on the southern fringe of North Frodingham.

The proposal is to build a single storey detached property.

Users would include people with learning or physical disabilities and those from schools, clubs and associations.

The remainder of the site would include new trees, a fruit orchard, a wildflower meadow, a reed pond and an outdoor shelter for art sculpture.

The main issue was the effect of the proposed development on the character and appearance of the area.

Mr Deane said: “Overall, I consider the low-key design and scale of the new development would be appropriate in context.

“While the proposal would alter the appearance of this part of the countryside, the semi rural character of the site and the development pattern and setting of the village would be maintained.”

Consequently, the proposal would be in keeping with the character and appearance of the local area.”

He said: “The council and interested parties consider that the proposal, if permitted, would set an undesirable precedent.

“However, I disagree. It is unlikely that the particular circumstances of this case would be replicated elsewhere in the village.

“In any event, each proposal should be considered on its own merits.”

The new artist studio would be available to small groups of up to 10 people.