Harewood temporary film set permitted

The Harewood estate hosts the filming for Emmerdale.
The Harewood estate hosts the filming for Emmerdale.

A film set will be erected on land in Harewood now the applications have received planning permission from Leeds City Council (LCC).

The land, adjacent to Stub House Farm on Harrogate Road and part of the Harewood estate, will be used as the location for a replica of the building popularly known as Home Farm in the popular ITV soap opera Emmerdale.

An application to construct the false frontage of Creskeld Hall in Arthington, where filming usually takes place, was sent to LCC in October 2013 and was granted this month.

Since the 1990s Emmerdale has been filmed on the estate and the location of the temporary set is for convenience sake.

A spokesman from the programme said: “It is a temporary set that we have go and the reason it is there is because it is the base for our normal filming and it is literally next door, so we have just extended back about 100m or something like that. It is handy for all our other stuff, like parking for staff.

“We couldn’t do what we wanted to do for the show at the house itself, so we thought we would put a hollow frontage there.”

The film set could take up residence on the land, currently a grass area, for a maximum period of one year and will have to be removed before a further six months have elapsed.