Touring caravan park for farmland?

PUBLISHED: 14:44 02 June 2011

Mrs Kent is hoping her proposal will be accepted this time

Mrs Kent is hoping her proposal will be accepted this time

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ANOTHER attempt is being made to set up a 15-caravan touring park near Weston.

Kelvin Glimstead has submitted a planning application to open the site on farmland off Bristol Road.

In statements to North Somerset Council, the landowner admits the park may not fit the council’s environmental policy, but says there is strong demand for it.

It is the latest twist in an ongoing battle between Mr Glimstead and the council to get approval for the touring park, which would be located opposite the Round Pound.

Three years ago he was refused a planning permission by the unitary authority for caravan use of the site, before winning on appeal six months later.

However, the council managed to overturn the appeal and an enforcement notice was put down on the site for the removal of caravans.

In a statement to planning officers, Mr Glimstead said: “Although the development is non-compliant with policies, there is a need for a caravan park in this area due to the number of parks which have closed recently.”

Currently, there are 1,200 spaces for touring caravans in North Somerset, with the vast majority located within five miles of Weston.

North Somerset Council is expected to make a decision on the planning application by July 8.

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