Plans to demolish listed farmhouse at Danes Dyke Farm

The buildings at Dane Dyke Farm.
The buildings at Dane Dyke Farm.

THE OWNERS of Bridlington Links golf course have made an application to demolish listed buildings at Danes Dyke Farm.

Bridlington Links Golf and Leisure Limited have applied for consent from East Riding of Yorkshire Council to demolish the farmhouse, and outbuildings, which are both separately listed buildings.

In their planning application, the applicants quote from a structural report which describes the buildings as being in a “very poor condition” and unsafe due to the risk of collapse and falling materials.

Very few of their original features, save some pan tiles and handmade bricks, can be restored or reused, according to the report.

East Riding Council carried out substantial demolition of the buildings in 2011, but to remove them completely English Heritage must delist the buildings, for planning consent to be granted.

The applicants say that they are spending “considerable amounts of money” in fencing to protect the public from danger, and that the buildings “have gone past the point where they could be restored”.

Cyril Oliver, chairman of Bridlington Civic Society, said: “The civic society has raised this issue in the past and we will be making representations of some sort to the council.

“The view all along was that we should continue to try and maintain it. We would like to see what will replace it and if it maintains any of the original features.

“However, in my own personal opinion, it is a case of once it’s gone, it’s gone.”

The farmhouse and outbuildings – which were built in the late 18th century or early 19th century – sit on land leased by Bridlington Links Golf and Leisure Limited, from East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Bridlington Town Council’s planning committee has already resolved to approve the plan.