Caravan expansion to give Hinkley workers living space

PUBLISHED: 16:00 18 July 2017

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A caravan park in Highbridge could be set for an expansion which could also create new jobs.

Westcountry Park Homes has applied to Sedgemoor District Council to change the use of land at Edithmead Caravan Park in Bristol Road.

The company wants to create a caravan site of 124 pitches for both holiday use and accommodation for workers at Hinkley Point.

The plans also include proposals to create a site shop, fishing pond and picnic areas.

The applicant’s design and access statement says: “This project involves a huge investment by the applicant to improve the tourism offer available to the district with opportunities arising for the local economy, local contractors as well as additional secure full-time employment opportunities in the tourism industry.”

The expansion is also predicted to see 10 full-time jobs created.

A consultation period is scheduled to end on August 4.

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