Concern over caravan plans

BURGH Castle Parish Council held a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss its response to a planning application to replace 89 touring spaces with 38 static caravans on the Yare Village section of Breydon Water Holiday Park on Butt Lane.

BURGH Castle Parish Council held a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss its response to a planning application to replace 89 touring spaces with 38 static caravans on the Yare Village section of Breydon Water Holiday Park on Butt Lane.

As well as five parish councillors, borough councillor Barry Stone attended along with six members of the public. The chairman, Mr Greenacre, said he had asked the borough to take the application to committee.

Mr Stone set out two main objections: that it was a prime holiday site, and impact on the sewage system and the water supply pressure.

Residents, the meeting heard, noticed a reduction in water pressure at times and feared a further 38 static units would only make matters worse and for a longer period with static units usually available for 10 or 11 months of the year.


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Discharge from the site goes via the pumping station on Porters Loke which has repeatedly failed resulting in at least five instances of a neighbouring field and a garden being flooded with raw sewage in the last 12 weeks, twice in the last 12 days.

However Craig Hulme, regional director for Park Resorts, said: “The significant investment we wish to make in Breydon Water would not only improve the experience for visitors to the park, but also boost the local economy.

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“Static caravans attract visitors for a greater part of the year than touring pitches, which are mainly used in the peak season. As they also require more staff for cleaning and maintenance on an ongoing basis, increasing the number of static caravan pitches will have a positive impact on local employment.”

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