Camping near Halifax: Bid to build a new campsite above Calderdale town popular with tourists
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The application seeks permission for the proposed campsite with a caravan for a manager (retrospective), retrospective permission for two tree huts, and a toilet and wash block plus other facilities including a septic tank.
Supporting statements by architectural designers Stonehouse and Co submitted with the application say the land is open land formerly agricultural.
“The proposal is to turn this field into a campsite,” it says. “This will include fixed seven semi-permanent tents, an extension of the gravel track into the site, a caravan for the manager (already on site), two tree huts (already on site), a new toilet block and washing facilities, recycling facilities.
“In reality, the campsite may not run all year – as summer and holidays are likely to be more popular – but if planning is secured for this, it allows for the owner to make a more robust business plan.”
The supporting statement adds: “A campsite is a sustainable way to attract visitors, as it allows visitors to come to the area and fund the local economy but ultimately has a low impact on the land, as the majority of the structures are temporary tents etc which can be removed.”
The application – number 23/00949/FUL – can be viewed online on the council’s planning portal.