Go ahead for Blackpool holiday park plans

Plans for a holiday caravan site on Marton Moss have been given the go ahead despite objections from neighbours who fear the scheme will lead to late  night noise.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 3:09 pm

Blackpool Council’s planning committee approved an application by David and Amanda Wrigley to use land at Beryldene on New Hall Avenue for 12 touring caravans, a washroom, parking and landscaping.

Seven objections had been received to the proposals with concerns also including the impact on drainage, wildlife and road safety.

Pete Langley, who addressed the committee online on behalf of objectors, said the land was surrounded by houses and residents were worried about noise from caravanners returning late at night from Blackpool

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The site of the new caravan park on New Hall Avenue
The site of the new caravan park on New Hall Avenue

He added waste water might also harm wildlife and cause drainage problems.

Mr Langley said: “We are a small residential rural community and we do not want a holiday park next to our homes.”

Blackpool Civic Trust had also objected, saying the development was “out of character” for the conservation area and was ” potentially the first stage of a longer term more intense development”.

But Amanda Wrigley said management would be on site at all times to control potential disturbance and maintain a 10pm curfew.

She said there was already traffic generated in the area from existing businesses such as stables, and they had maintained drainage dykes to prevent any flood risk.

Committee member Coun Graham Baker said he felt the holiday caravan park was appropriate for the land, with a similar park already operating on New Hall Avenue.

He added: “I think a caravan site on the Moss during the summer months is better than over development.”

The application was approved with conditions included a site management plan to be agreed with the council.

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