Pegasus Group secures planning for additional caravans

Sector: Leisure


Location: East Riding of Yorkshire

A caravan and camping park in East Riding of Yorkshire has secured change of use permission for an additional 81 touring caravan pitches.

The application for Scenic View Caravan Park on Hunmanby Road, Burton Fleming, also included associated hardstanding, landscaping, access track and car parking.

Pegasus Group, on behalf of the owners of Scenic View, delivered a scheme that  accounted for the constraints of the site, whilst meeting guidelines and criteria of both local and national planning policy. The application was approved under delegated powers with no third party objections, following a successful pre-application exercise, held by Pegasus Group.

Peter Hopkins, one of our Senior Planner’s in our Leeds office said: “This is excellent news for Scenic View as they continue to grow their business, and now have permission to site up to 121 tourers.

“We were particularly pleased that planning officers recognised that sites such as Scenic View fulfil an important social function by providing holiday accommodation, and that tourism has an important part to play in the economy of the area.”

In a detailed Planning, Design and Access Statement, the proposed additional pitches will increase visitor numbers to Burton Fleming, helping to support local services including a local farm shop, café and pub.

The proximity of the site to the Yorkshire coastline will also help to support businesses in local seaside towns, including Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough. Tourism facilities in rural locations, such as the proposed site area, help people to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the countryside, which has wider social benefits to promote good health and well-being.

In recommending the change of use, East Riding of Yorkshire Council determined that the extension to Scenic View Caravan Park was considered to be an acceptable and sustainable form of development and was in line with planning policy that supports the expansion of rural businesses. The report added that the site provided pitches for touring caravans and tents which was an identified need within the Yorkshire Wolds Townscape Character Assessment (TCA).

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