Farming land could become home to caravan site

PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 August 2012

Previous plans for the site were withdrawn

Previous plans for the site were withdrawn


AGRICULTURAL land in Winscombe could soon be turned into a site for up to 15 caravans.

Plans have been submitted by Uplands Cottages owner Richard Webb to expand the luxury holiday site, which currently contains four cottages, a swimming pool and other facilities.

If the plans are approved by North Somerset Council land off Shipham Lane would be developed to house up to 15 pitches for caravans.

A previous application for a 21-pitch site was withdrawn last year after concerns were raised by the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty unit and North Somerset’s highways department.

An existing agricultural building would also be changed to house male and female shower and toilet facilities, while two passing bays on Shipham Lane and a pedestrian path would also be created.

A decision on the application is expected by September 12.

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