Letters to oppose holiday park

NEARLY 100 letters have been sent to planning chiefs in opposition to plans for a new holiday park near Cheddar

NEARLY 100 letters have been sent to planning chiefs in opposition to plans for a new holiday park near Cheddar.

Sedgemoor District Council received the letters, and one petition, opposing plans for 25 caravans and six holiday lodges near Draycott Memorial Hall.

A spokesman for the authority revealed that the majority of correspondence opposes the plans and, even though the deadline for comments has passed, they are still received on a daily basis.

The application, made by Mike Pearce, is still being processed and it is unlikely that a decision will be made soon.


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The proposals have already caused controversy in the neighbouring villages of Draycott and Cheddar and residents have re-formed a protest group SOLID (Save Open Land In Draycott).

The group was first started in February 2007 when plans for 10 lodges, 40 caravan pitches, toilets, an orchard and a camping area on land off the A371 were submitted by Mr Pearce.

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The revised plan is less than half the size of the original proposal.

The next planning committee meeting is scheduled for January 13, although it is not yet known whether the case will be heard then.

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