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Red Kite Touring Caravan Park Gets Approval for Holiday Lodges

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Red Kite Touring Park (United Kingdom) can now build eight lodges on the site, just off the road leading up to Llyn Clywedog, outside Llanidloes.

Llanidloes Town Council also supported the application and said it would be “beneficial to the town and surrounding area.”

The lodges will measure 40ft by 20ft and will have a living area, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen facilities. Each lodge will also have a parking space.

The application stated the lodges would be classified as “caravans,” meaning it is moveable and will arrive on the site “pre-assembled” and anchored onto a concrete base.

Powys County Council Senior Planning Officer Kate Bowen said in her report that some issues and objections were raised against the proposal.

The objectors believe there is already enough tourist accommodation in the area and that it would put more “strain” on community facilities and resources there.

“The concerns within the public response are appreciated and have been carefully considered,” said Bowens.

“However, the provision of tourist accommodation is supported throughout planning policy, and given that it is not considered that the development would have an unacceptable impact upon the landscape, residential amenity, ecology, or any other planning matter, it is concluded that the development is acceptable, subject to the use of conditions.”

She said the recommendation is one of conditional consent.

One of the conditions is that the lodges are used “only” for holiday accommodation and not as a person’s only or main home.

The caravan park was given planning approval originally in 2014 and had 66 developed touring caravan pitches, a site reception, a warden’s lodge, and a toilet block.

The Onions family, the owner of Red Kite Touring Park, also owns and runs the nearby Clywedog Riverside Park, with 108 owner-occupied static holiday caravans.

This article originally appeared on Shropshire Star.

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