Five motorhome pitches with toilet facilities could be given the go ahead for a farm in Colne.

Proposals were submitted to Pendle Council in February by Mr and Mrs Swales of Piked Edge Farm, Skipton Old Road, Colne.

The Swales are seeking permission to erect five motorhome pitches and change of use of a building on their land, from a single storey lean-to, to a toilet and shower block.

Lancashire Telegraph: The hardstanding at the farm where the motorhome pitches would be erectedThe hardstanding at the farm where the motorhome pitches would be erected (Image: Pendle Council)

A planning statement submitted alongside the application states: “The site for the proposed pitches is located within an existing crushed stone yard at Piked Edge Farm.

“Piked Edge Farm includes a farmhouse which is connected to a traditional stone barn.

“The lean-to on the northern gable of the barn is included within the proposed site area.

“The lean-to has stone walls, timber doors and a clear plastic sheet roof.

“The barn and lean-to at present are used as residential storage for the house.

“There is a modern agricultural building adjoining the rear of the barn, and a further agricultural building within the yard.

“The proposal is for the creation of five motorhome pitches within the existing crushed stone yard. 

“The proposal also includes the change of use of the lean-to that adjoins the barn to form a toilet and shower block to serve the motorhome pitches.

“The proposed change of use of the lean-to will improve the appearance of the building from the footpath, by improving the materials and bringing the building into a good state of repair.

Lancashire Telegraph: Where the motorhomes could be seen from the roadWhere the motorhomes could be seen from the road (Image: Pendle Council)

“The creation of the motorhome pitches will reduce the area of hardstanding yard by creating pitches with grass in between.

“The motorhome pitches will be of a softer appearance when viewed from the footpath than the existing yard.”

Existing access from a tarmac drive that serves Piked Edge Farm off Skipton Old Road will be retained as part of the plans.

Two objections have been raised already and the council will now consider the application and make a decision in due course.