Burgh Castle caravan plans delayed

PLANS to replace 89 touring pitches with 38 static caravansat Burgh Castle have been delayed to enable archaeological research on the site close to one of the country's best preserved Roman forts.

PLANS to replace 89 touring pitches with 38 static caravans

at Burgh Castle have been delayed to enable archaeological research on the site close to one of the country's best preserved Roman forts.

Park Resorts withdrew its planning application after hearing that English Heritage was insisting on the work, probably involving test trenches at first, before the application was determined.

The application has raised concerns locally about the impact on the already overloaded sewage system for a longer period since static units are usually available for 10 or 11 months of the year.


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Dean Minns, senior planner at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said that English Heritage was concerned about any archaeological remains on the site and about the impact on the 90-acre setting of the fort which it looks after.

The application relates to the Yare Village side of the Breydon Water Holiday Park off Butt Lane.

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In a report due to be considered by councillors on Tuesday before it was withdrawn, English Heritage advised rejecting the application because of the visual impact on the fort and the likelihood of any finds being of national importance.

It suggested in a letter that the developers look elsewhere within their site for permanent berths.

Craig Hulme, regional director for Park Resorts, told the Mercury last month that the investment would improve the experience of visitors to the park and boost the local economy.

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