Plans to expand a caravan park on the outskirts of Ayr have been given the green light.
As many as 150 new holiday lodges will soon arrive at Crofthead Holiday Caravan Park- after site owners were given the nod by South Ayrshire Council’s Regulatory Panel.
As a result, the park’s accommodation will eventually swell from the current offering of 350 units to 500.
Planning papers stated: “The development proposal involves the change of use of an existing field/agricultural land to form an extension to Crofthead Holiday Caravan Park, which is an established and long-standing tourism facility.
“The development relates specifically to an extension of the park, by approximately 8.4 hectares, incorporating 150 new pitches, caravan units, infrastructure and facilities along its south-eastern boundary.”
The papers also go on to state that the proposal was considered to represent an “acceptable promotion of tourism” and tourist accommodation and “acceptable growth” of an existing rural business with “economic benefits” to the area arising from increased holiday occupancy.
The report goes on: “It is considered that the characteristics and design of the overall layout of the development will deliver a proportionate extension to the caravan park which will not have a significant adverse impact on environmental receptors, in landscape and visual terms or in terms of the amenity of nearby residential properties or neighbouring land uses.”
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The new proposed lodges will be of a “similar style” to the “recent additions” to the park and will offer a range of accommodation from 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms.
Planning papers said: “The siting and design of the proposed extended caravan park development is considered to accord with the provisions of the statutory development plan.
“And there is no significant adverse impact on the amenity of neighbouring land or the surrounding environment and landscape that would warrant refusal of the application.”
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