A new version of Emmerdale’s Home Farm could be built at Harewood by ITV as part of plans for an “exciting” storyline, but fans will have to wait to discover why producers need an additional set.
The hit soap opera is filmed on the Harewood Estate and normally Creskeld Hall, Arthington, near Bramhope, doubles up as Home Farm in the show.
But the television company has now applied for planning permission for a 12-month temporary film set at Stub House Farm, Harrogate Road, Harewood.
If Leeds City Council approves the plan, it would entail building a replica of the exterior of the grade II Listed hall.
A spokesperson for Emmerdale said: “Yes we are planning the build. It’s only a façade, but we can’t do the stunt we are planning at the original building.
“We do not want to give too much away at this point, but it is for a very exciting storyline.”
The hall is one of the soap’s landmark locations and is the only one to survive the entire run of the show from its humble beginning back in 1972.
Home Farm was where actor Richard Thorpe’s character, Alan Turner once lived. He died earlier this year and his memorial will be held at Leeds Minster tomorrow . And the funeral of his character, Alan Turner, can be seen on Emmerdale next Wednesday.
And in the soap today Home Farm is where the characters Declan, Megan and Robbie now live.
Dramatic story lines have left fans on the edge of their seats over the years, with the devastating plane crash in 1993 being one of its most thrilling moments.
On Monday evening, at the Inside Soap Awards, Emmerdale won four awards, including Best Soap, which it claimed for the first time.