Yorkshire Dales housing

A report has revealed 29 sites in the Yorkshire Dales have been recommended to have new houses built. It is part of a plan for how areas for affordable housing will be released over the next 15 years.

The sites would vary in size, ranging from two houses up to 30 and potentially providing up to 236 new homes. Half would affordable homes to rent or buy, probably involving a housing association.

The rest would be available in the open market, with a legal agreement restricting them to who people who need to live or work in the National Park.

Four sites that would have provided 10 new homes in Aysgarth, Low Row, Muker and Thornton Rust have been rejected.