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Caravan storage site approved

 
Created on 14/10/2020 @ 07:56
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By Elgan Hearn, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to provide a place for caravan owners to park their mobile homes when they are not in use have been given the green light.

Ruth Neville, of the Vine Touring Park on the outskirts of Arddleen, submitted the application in March and requested to change a field designation from agricultural use to a storage area for caravans.

One of the reasons behind the application is to help people keep their caravans close to the A483 main road, and avoid using the smaller local roads when travelling to and from their home to holiday destinations.

The Vine is a touring park located six miles from Welshpool and 10 miles from Oswestry.

The certified Caravan Club destination currently has five touring caravan and motor home pitches at the Vine.

Powys County Council, planning officer, Edin Hrustanovic, said in his report: “Whilst the proposed development would represent a visual change in the area, the proposal would support an existing touring caravan site and that the landscape and visual impact is considered acceptable.

“It is concluded that the proposed development complies with the relevant local and national planning policies and is recommended for approval.”

Mr Hrustanovic added that matters including highway can be solved by putting conditions on the approval.

In a design and access statement, agent Gwynfor Humphreys, said: “This will relieve caravan movements on the general highway network and there is significant demand for caravan storage in the locality.

“Income generated by the development will also help sustain the applicant, with consequent multiplier effect through the local economy.”

Mr Humphreys added: “It will have negligible impact on the character or cultural fabric of the local community. The development is small in scale and of a temporary nature.

“It will not result in over-use of community facilities, nor will it affect amenity of neighbours.”

Llandrinio and Arddleen Community Council, who looked at the proposal back in April, said that they were “concerned about the visual impact of the caravan storage”.

They want to see hedges that can grow up to 10 foot planted there, so that the site can be obscured from view.

 

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