A SCHEME to create five new homes in Glusburn is being recommended for approval next week.

Plans by Burley Developments to convert and reconstruct two barns into two new homes at Town End Barn, Colne Road, will be considered by Craven District Council's planning committee on Monday afternoon (June 13).

The developer is also proposing to build three new homes at the site.

The application, which has been called in the committee by ward councillor, Philip Barrett because of public interest, includes off street parking and associated infrastructure.

The report to committee states: "The proposal would provide social benefits through the provision of housing to meet the identified housing need for the district. It would also provide economic benefits through the construction period and as residents access local services and facilities.

"The proposal would also provide environmental benefits through the regeneration of this site and the landscaping and habitat creation leading to biodiversity benefits."

In recommending approval, officers add: "The proposal would also provide sustainable design and construction benefits to help address climate change.

"It would not have any adverse impacts on the privacy or amenity of neighbouring properties nor highway safety."

Concerns have been raised about potential loss or damage to a tree and highways safety.