Holiday park’s big extension plan is cut short

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A LEBBERSTON holiday park has been thwarted in plans to extend its caravan site.

Bosses at Flower of May Holiday Park had applied to extend its caravan pitches on to a nine-hole golf course and relocate its tenting area.

The move was put down to the park’s growing need to accommodate larger caravans and tents.

However, Scarborough Council planning chiefs turned down the application, after fears were raised over increased drainage demands on the local system and the visual impact of more caravans in the area.

One local resident opposed to the application adding it was “time to call a halt to this creeping encroachment towards the village.”

The council report said: “The development is not essential within the open countryside and will detract from its open, expansive, landscape character, due to the introduction of tents on the highest part of the golf course.

“The proposed extension of the caravan park into this open and exposed site that slopes down to Stonepit Lane and the A165 would result in a highly prominent development that would be seriously detrimental to the area’s visual amenity.”