PLANS to build two log cabins in open countryside have been rejected.

Members of Harrogate Borough Council planning committee backed a planning officer's recommendation to refuse the scheme on land east of Sunnyside Farm, outside Farnham.

Objections included that the development would be out of character with the nearby conservation area. Members also said that it would be surplus to requirements, as there was a caravan-holiday park nearby.

A statement issued on behalf of the applicant said the development was small scale and unlikely to add a significant burden on services.