£250,000 Rudby Hall development gets planning permission
Property developers Python Properties have been given the go-ahead to begin a £250,000 of works at Rudby Hall, following a decision from Hambleton District Council.
The developers gained a catering condition of their original planning permission for the Grade II*, situated between Hutton Ruby and Stokesley, which they are turning into a luxury hotel.
23 jobs are expected to be created when the hotel opens in 2014.
Members of the council’s planning committee approved the application, in agreement with the planning officer’s recommendation, to vary a condition of the original proposal granted in July 2012.
The planning permission now grants the use of the existing kitchen facilities to prepare food for guests attending functions at the hotel and within the grounds.
At the planning meeting on Thursday (July 18) at the Civic Centre in Northallerton Wendy Desiles, general manager of Rudby Hall, welcomed the decision: “We are delighted by the committee’s conclusion and for the exciting months that lie ahead for Rudby Hall.
“This decision means that we can now start to plan the official opening of the luxury hall and provisionally take bookings for accommodation and exclusive functions. We look forward to unveiling the hall, for the first time in its 180 year history, to the public later this year and sharing a glass of champagne to toast its future.
“We would like to thank members of the public including local businesses and suppliers, as well as couples who have already declared an interest to get married at Rudby Hall for all of their letters of support and well wishes. We have been overwhelmed by the level of support and interest; it is a true testament to the listed building and the importance of preserving it in its full glory for years to come.”
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