Holiday lodge caravans site given the green light by inspector

Tuesday, 9 January, 2018

A new site for 67 holiday lodge caravans in Weeley has been given the green light by a Government Inspector.

Michael Boniface has granted planning permission for the proposal for Starena Lodge Holiday Park in Clacton Road.

Tom Doran made the application for land next to – and to be accessed from – an existing holiday park with 60 caravans, which is currently underway having been previously given consent.

He stated the scheme would draw people to the area, increase spending at local businesses and generally support the local economy.

“In this case the development has been designed to integrate with the existing park whilst increasing the number of pitches and providing additional areas of open space and landscaping,” said Mr Boniface.

“The Council has recently found the existing park to be acceptable in terms of its layout and amenity and so a continuation of the well-spaced, low density units proposed would seem to be an appropriate response.”

He added that he acknowledged that the site is outside the settlement development boundary but it is close to the road network, local bus stops and a railway station.

In all, 21 conditions were attached to the planning permission.

Tendring District Council (TDC) originally rejected the proposal for the extra 67 pitches last summer.

Mr Doran went to appeal in a bid to have that decision overturned. He also applied for costs against TDC - but that was refused.

Last updated on: 09/01/2018 - 09:21