Get in touch: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting YORK to 80360 or send an email»
Barmby Moor farm could become a wedding venue
9:13am Monday 4th February 2013 in East Yorkshire news
COUPLES could get married on an East Yorkshire farm if new proposals get the go ahead.
Plans have been submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for farm buildings at Barmbyfield House, on Keldspring Lane in Barmby Moor, to be converted into a “hospitality facility”.
The applicants say they will also apply for a licence to hold civil ceremonies if the proposals are approved.
A planning statement on behalf of the applicant, Paul Bartram, said the buildings were largely redundant as farm buildings and the owners wanted to diversify into other activities.
It said many farm buildings had been converted for wedding use, but mostly in the south of England, and there were few in the north despite demand.
The application said minimal alterations would be needed to the buildings and said other local businesses such as caterers, furniture providers, taxi frms and accommodation venues would also benefit.
The council is due to decide on the application next month.