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National Park's fears over Yorkshire Dales barn conversions

The powers that be in the National Park are worried that a Government idea to let people convert run-down barns into new homes could ruin the countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.

The Government says it wants more houses to help local people get on the property ladder, but will barn conversions simply become yet more second holiday homes for the wealthy?

Jon Hill reports.

Could the Yorkshire Dales National Park be getting bigger?

The Yorkshire Dales National Park may be getting bigger. A two-week inquiry has been considering altering the boundaries of both it and the Lake District National Park.

The proposals would see much more land come under National Park Authority control. The inspector's report and recommendations are expected at the end of this year.

Ryan Dollard reports: