9:31am Tuesday 26th March 2013
PLANS to create a new holiday park near Selby have been renewed and extended.
The plans could see the former Yorkshire Garden World site in Field Road, West Haddlesey, transformed into a new park with 18 timber cabins, one of which would be permanently occupied by the manager, and used as the reception.
Plans were originally submitted for the site in April 2009, when the application specified there would be 12 cabins built. That application was renewed in September 2011, but the latest application, received by Selby District Council this week, is the first to propose 18 cabins.
The report said: “The scale of development as proposed is still low key and will not generate any significant increase in traffic over and above that likely to be generated by the approved scheme.”
When complete, the park will also see a new access point created for vehicles from Field Lane, parking, surface water storage, a treatment plant for foul waste, and a wildlife pond.
The report also said there were a considerable number of Eucalyptus trees on the site which would need to be removed, and said a new two-metre high concrete and timber fence boundary would be formed between the site and neighbouring Stonelea Grange. There would also be a 7.5 metre wide tree screen planted around the site.
West Haddlesey Parish clerk Giles Bennett said: “When the original application, for 12 timber lodges, a reception and a shop, was made back in 2009, the parish formally objected to it on a number of grounds, as did a number of residents. The application was granted over those objections.
“A parish meeting is scheduled for early next month to which all villagers are invited to discuss the application, following which a formal response will be made to the application reflecting the views of villagers. I don’t want to pre-empt what that response may be.”
A decision on the site should be made by April 29.
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