Holiday park expansion approved despite ‘caravan site’…

Holiday park expansion approved despite ‘caravan site’ concerns
2021-01-18 18:38:00
Councillors have approved plans to more than double pitches at a Bewholme holiday park despite one claiming the East Riding risked becoming “one big caravan site”. East Riding Council's Eastern Area Planning Committee approved plans to increase the number of static caravan pitches at Lakeview Holiday Park, off Atwick Road, from 25 to 51. The applicant's agent Gemma Edwards told councillors East Riding officers raised no concerns over the part retrospective plans's impact on neighbours or local roads. The agent added the expansion would boost the local tourism industry amid economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. To get the Hull Live headlines every day, simply pop your email address into the sign-up box just beneath the picture at the top of this article. But Cllr John Whittle, ward member for North Holderness which covers Bewholme, said the amount of people in the park would rival the village's population if it went ahead. Cllr Whittle said: “The area could begin to turn into one big caravan site, this is a step too far.” Cllr Barbara Jefferson, also of North Holderness ward, said roads leading to the site were narrow, one way in places and were used by tractors and other farm vehicles. Bewholme Parish Council also objected, stating the local community “needed assurances” over the expansion's impact but noted the park's owner wanted a good working relationship with them. Council highways officers told the committee said there was “well established” access roads to the park with good visibility and 30mph zones on some stretches of it. Watch to find out more about planning applications: Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now They added it included passing places and that council figures showed there had been no accidents on Atwick Road, one of the accesses, and others were “not dangerous”. Planning officers told councillors the applicant had agreed to plant more trees on the site's boundary to better screen it from view. The applicant's agent Ms Edwards told the committee: “The plans have received no technical objections from your officers although the parish council objected in a split decision. The entrance to Lakeview Holiday Park, off
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