A scheme to provide off-street parking in Cononley is being recommended for refusal next week.

Accent Foundation wants to lay out 16 parking bays on land currently used as open space within the Meadow Croft estate owned by Craven District Council.

But at Tuesday’s meeting of the council’s planning committee, councillors will be advised to refuse the scheme because of the impact on residents, who currently park on the street.

It is believed the proposals are the result of approval given for the residential development of former council garages off Meadow Croft.

Cononley Parish Council is supportive in principle of creating additional parking spaces, although it is concerned about the impact on residents.

Four people have written in with concerns, ranging from impact on the character of the estate and loss of privacy, to impact on road safety and loss of green amenity space.