Councillors block Holderness caravan park designed for 88 guests

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Councillors block Holderness caravan park designed for 88 guests

Councillors block Holderness caravan park designed for 88 guests
2021-06-28 20:38:00
Councillors have refused plans for a caravan park in Holderness which one resident claimed would “overwhelm” a nearby village with a similar amount of homes as the site's pitches. East Riding Council's Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee voted to refuse plans for the park, off Main Street, Lissett, which a resident claimed was sought after for its “tranquil, rural” setting. Read more: Stunning Yorkshire Wolds could be declared Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Objector Jan Stallard said the park would be in a village without shops, pubs or other attractions for visitors where around half of residents had moved to retire. But applicant Peter Goodwin told councillors plans had been “systematically” altered to lessen its impact, including by redesigning its amenity block and planting hedges to shield pitches from nearby homes. Plans submitted by Mr Goodwin stated the park, north east of Mount Farm, would have eight touring caravan pitches, eight for tents and six camping pods. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. They also proposed creating a new passing place on Fisher Lane to help manage extra traffic, with a report on the plans stating they were “appropriate” for the area. Councillors heard the nearest home from the site was around 30 metres away. But councillors also heard there could be up to 88 guests staying in the park at any given time, about three times the households in the hamlet. A total of 34 objections were lodged against the application along with a petition with 55 signatures calling for it be refused. Mr Goodwin told the committee they had received no objections from highways, drainage and other statutory consultees and that council policy encouraged such “small scale” tourism developments. Find planning applications near you The applicant said: “These plans address the concerns of local residents, their feedback was that this would be over development. “The amenities building has been redesigned to give it the appearance of a stable block and trees will be planted to provide a natural acoustic barrier. “There will be two new passing places on a road that residents have said is problematic. Watch to find out more about the planning system: Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “We've moved one of the entrances away from neighbouring homes and hedges will also be planted to reduce the noise and visual impact. “My family and I have lived on our farm for more than seven years, we enjoy camping but we realised how little provision there was in this area. “We decided it would be great to open a new camp site to allow people to enjoy the rural East Riding.” Councillors heard the park would be 'clearly visible' from the nearby A165. Mrs Stallard said her and other residents feared the park would put an end to the hamlet's “rural idyll”. The objector said: “This is a sparsely populated hamlet, many residents have specifically chosen to live there because its tranquil and they want to preserve that. “More than half of Lissett's residents are retired but this site has capacity for up to 88 holidaymakers who would be socialising outdoors, it would overwhelm the hamlet. “Tents and caravans have no sound insulation, there's nothing in the plans about how security and antisocial behaviour would be monitored and it would be clearly visible from the A165. “People will also have to drive to attractions, there are limited footpaths and surrounding fields are farmed and are private property.” Cllr Jane Evison, ward member for East Wolds and Coastal whi

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