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Touring caravan park gets go-ahead in Coddington

A TOURING caravan park in Chester's countryside has won the right to develop.

A TOURING caravan park in Chester's countryside has won the right to develop.

The successful appeal was made by Nigel Dutton at Manor Wood Country Caravan Park, Mill Lane, Coddington.

Mr Dutton told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council he was seeking approval to use an area occupied by caravan storage for 12 touring caravans with car parking and landscaping.

A small site with approval for five Caravan Club member's caravans would be used for 12 tourers on a limited seasonal basis and an area of pasture would be used for 15 static vans, also with landscaping.

His application was rejected due to the effect of the development on the character and appearance of the countryside.

Mr Dutton appealed and inspector Clive Sproule was appointed who accepted the changes would extend the caravan park, which is set in an area of gently rolling countryside with a patchwork of farm fields.

Landscaping within the scheme would result in significant numbers of additional trees.

Mr Sproule argued the landscape would benefit as the storage area, which could be used by up to 50 caravans, would be replaced by 12 long stay tourers.

The council had not objected to that part of the application.

To some extent, the visual effects of the 15 additional static vans would be reduced by ground levels and their layout.

The additional seven caravans on the Caravan Club members’ site would be more conspicuous but the area would only be used during the summer season.

He granted permission subject to conditions.

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