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Thorpe Willoughby holiday site plan set for go-ahead
9:23am Thursday 24th May 2012 in Selby & Tadcaster
A NEW holiday park residents say could “destroy the tranquillity” of the district is set to be approved by Selby District Council.
Plans to put 16 log cabins on land at Field Lane, Thorpe Willoughby, next to Brayton Barff, a locally important landscape area, will go before the council’s planning committee next week, but local parish councils have made it clear they do not want the scheme to go ahead.
Following previous consultation with local residents, the plans were reduced from 20 cabins to 16, but Thorpe Willoughby Parish Council still objected to the planning department.
The Parish Council said: “The proposed site is to be set in a quiet woodland area and will therefore change the character of the area for the worse and destroy the tranquillity”, and there would be “adverse effect on Barff House Farm and the other nearby nine properties which are Grade II Listed Buildings”.
The statement from the parish council also said: “The location of the entrance to the site is situated on a very fast, winding and dangerous stretch of road making both visibility and access very poor. The increased traffic will further exacerbate the situation.
“There is no pavement located on this stretch of road on the same side as the development and as such pedestrians would have to cross over to safely walk anywhere.”
After reviewing the plans, Yorkshire Water said developers would need to explore private water treatment facilities, as the site was about 400 metres away from the closest sewer network.
A total of 29 letters were received by the council in response to the proposed development, with further complaints that the site was considered green belt, and the holiday camp would create noise and light pollution for residents.
In response to objections, the council’s report said: “It is considered that the properties close to the road would already experience some road noise and that the increase in traffic created by the development would not significantly add to this.”
The plans go before the council on Wednesday.