News: 29 October 2020Planning success marks new chapter for Emmerdale

The set of ITV’s Emmerdale will be extended following full planning permission from Leeds City Council, after our Leeds Planning team supported ITV in the successful application.

It means the Harewood Estate set used for the popular soap opera will receive a new single storey extension to a part of the site used for production facilities – including changing rooms, a make-up room, security, toilets and a kitchen/canteen area.

Planning Director, Stuart Natkus said: “This was a really interesting project to work on, and we’re delighted to get full planning permission for these plans that support not only the filming of Emmerdale, but also the popular set tours which are a significant tourism attraction in the region.

“The Emmerdale site is located within what’s known as a Special Landscape Area – an area of high quality visual appeal, architectural significance and ecological importance. Our planning application was prepared sensitively to accommodate that.

"We are excited to have played a role in the latest chapter of this iconic TV series.”

The Emmerdale village set – a replica of Esholt where the show was originally filmed – was built on the Harewood Estates in 1997 and has been used for the show since.

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