This is an archived press release
Monday 7 November 2016
Local residents have the opportunity to find out more about proposals for the future of a caravan and camping site near the Peak District village of Foolow at a public drop-in session this week.
The Brosterfield site was bought by the Peak District National Park Authority in 2012 to help protect the landscape when the previous owners announced plans to put static ‘park home’ style caravans on the site.
When planning permission was first approved in 1998 the intention had been for the site to only be used for touring caravans and camping. But new owners won a planning appeal in August 2011 which found that the wording of the original planning permission decision notice did not prevent static caravans from being placed on the site and lived in throughout the year as permanent homes.
After hearing the concerns of the local community about the greater visual impact of permanent caravans on the landscape, the National Park agreed to buy the site and agricultural field for £650,000, with advice from the District Valuer.
The National Park is now seeking alternative planning consent for a touring caravan and campsite, to include permission for new amenities including shower block and warden accommodation and a new access to the site.
A public drop-in session has been arranged for Wednesday, 9 November (4.30pm to 7.30pm) at the Village Meeting Room. Peak District National Park officers will be available to answer queries relating to the planning application submission documents only. They will not be in a position to discuss the merits of objections to the application as it is now in the hands of the planning department.