Larkhill garden centre and nursery on the outskirts of Ripon has obtained permission to develop a caf? at the site alongside outdoor seating and children’s play area.
Larkhill Nurseries, owned by F Tate and Sons, occupies a six-acre site off the B6265.?The business has now secured approval from Harrogate Borough Council for a planned expansion.?Designed by Studio 4, a crescent-shaped building will house a caf? and shop, with the children’s play area located to the side.
A circular area of hard standing surrounding new tree planting and landscaping is earmarked in front of the caf?.
According to a council document granting permission, the job-creating scheme would be a “valuable addition” to the facilities at Larkhill, attracting more visitors and encouraging them to stay longer and supporting the success and future growth of the business.
Founded by the late Fred Tate and the late Frank Tate, F Tate and Sons is now run by Frank’s son, Simon, and family.