Plans blocked for Yurt-style holiday park in Elvington, near York

PLANS for a new holiday park in a village near York have been blocked over fears it would damage the appearance of the countryside.

The scheme at Moor Closes, in Elvington, would have seen six yurts – whose design is based on buildings used by Mongolian tribes – created as holiday accommodation for tourists taking short city-breaks. The land was previously owned by the Ministry of Defence and housed US Air Force personnel based at Elvington Airfield during the 1950s.

City of York Council planners refused permission after ruling the scheme would “harm the open character and appearance of the Green Belt”, while they also said the lack of public transport would mean too many extra car journeys in the area being made by holidaymakers.

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9:55am Tue 13 Nov 12

mjr119 says...

"while they also said the lack of public transport would mean too many extra car journeys in the area being made by holidaymakers."

Seriously?
"while they also said the lack of public transport would mean too many extra car journeys in the area being made by holidaymakers." Seriously? mjr119

10:29am Tue 13 Nov 12

Blythespirit says...

I hardly think of a yurt as a blot on the landscape. They are temporary structures anyway and can be taken down in half an hour! CYC are being a bit mean on this one I think.
I hardly think of a yurt as a blot on the landscape. They are temporary structures anyway and can be taken down in half an hour! CYC are being a bit mean on this one I think. Blythespirit

10:40am Tue 13 Nov 12

roskoboskovic says...

someone shows a bit of gumption in these times of austerity and mass unemployment and the comfy,securely well paid no marks on the council say no.it s not as if its a caravan site.
someone shows a bit of gumption in these times of austerity and mass unemployment and the comfy,securely well paid no marks on the council say no.it s not as if its a caravan site. roskoboskovic

10:59am Tue 13 Nov 12

electricwarrior says...

So much to helping small businesses, the backbone of this country.
So much to helping small businesses, the backbone of this country. electricwarrior

12:33pm Tue 13 Nov 12

nasrudin says...

"...the lack of public transport would mean too many extra car journeys in the area being made by holidaymakers"

-- because of six yurts?

Really?
Really-really?

Perhaps they misread the scale of them on the plans, and thought they slept 2000 people each, rather than 2?
"...the lack of public transport would mean too many extra car journeys in the area being made by holidaymakers" -- because of six yurts? Really? Really-really? Perhaps they misread the scale of them on the plans, and thought they slept 2000 people each, rather than 2? nasrudin

1:18pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Buzz Light-year says...

Remember guys, it's Elvington.
Remember guys, it's Elvington. Buzz Light-year

2:10pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Heworth Hippy says...

Perhaps if the had included provision for social housing yurts the numpties at CYC would have allowed it.
Perhaps if the had included provision for social housing yurts the numpties at CYC would have allowed it. Heworth Hippy

2:32pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Pedro says...

These people should move to Mongolia!
These people should move to Mongolia! Pedro

3:46pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Happy Chappie says...

Elivington !!!! Bah Humbug.
Elivington !!!! Bah Humbug. Happy Chappie

3:50pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Happy Chappie says...

Sorry to the perfectionists I spelt ELVINGTON wrong. Will have to go and find someone else to ridicule now.
Sorry to the perfectionists I spelt ELVINGTON wrong. Will have to go and find someone else to ridicule now. Happy Chappie

6:58pm Tue 13 Nov 12

bob the builder says...

When did six tents make a holiday park? Applying this logic also makes the travellers caravans on the verges in the area a holiday park and how do they manage to achieve planning permission for their park?
When did six tents make a holiday park? Applying this logic also makes the travellers caravans on the verges in the area a holiday park and how do they manage to achieve planning permission for their park? bob the builder

10:37pm Tue 13 Nov 12

piaggio1 says...

Perhaps if the had included provision for social housing yurts the numpties at CYC would have allowed it.”

spot on ,missed opertunity there for YCC
Perhaps if the had included provision for social housing yurts the numpties at CYC would have allowed it.” spot on ,missed opertunity there for YCC piaggio1

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