Caravan park in Mark officially allowed to stay after planning permission is granted

  Posted: 13.01.21 at 14:45 by Tim Lethaby

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A farm in Mark, which has been operating a caravan site since 1975, will officially be allowed to continue after planning approval was granted by Sedgemoor District Council.

A planning application for a Certificate of Lawfulness for the existing use of land as a caravan park and caravan storage at Dutch Court Farm Caravan Park, Dutch Road, Mark, was submitted by Mr J and Mrs P Harris.

The current owners bought the land from a family member in 2002, and have expanded the use of the site since.

Sedgemoor agreed to officially allow the use of the land to be for a caravan park as the site has been used for this purpose for more than 10 years.

Planning applications in the Cheddar area that have been received this week include:

Change of use of part of paddock to be used within the residential curtilage, erection of a single storey extension to west elevation, erection of a detached garage/store and associated landscaping at Fernacre, Bristol Road, Star, is wanted by Mr and Mrs Hanlon.

Variation of Condition 2 of Planning Permission 50/19/00009 (erection of a first-floor extension above existing lean to) to amend the approved plans to allow for the first-floor extension to be increased by 0.9m internally at Brickyard Farm, Combe Lane, Wedmore, has been applied for by Mr and Mrs Dickie.

Application for prior notification of agricultural development for a proposed building at Honeymead Cottage, Honeyhurst Lane, Rodney Stoke, has been made by Daniel Lane.

Planning applications in the Cheddar area that have been decided this week include:

Works to Trees in Conservation Area T1 and T2 lime trees – pollard at The Old Forge, Lower North Street, Cheddar, by Ms Gadson have been approved.

Erection of two-storey extension to rear (north) elevation on site of existing conservatory to be demolished at 48 Labourham Way, Cheddar, by Mrs Searle has been withdrawn.

Erection of a detached garage with store above at Pilgrim Cottage, Weare Road, Chapel Allerton, by Mr and Mrs Higginbottom has been approved.

Certificate of Lawfulness for the proposed partial conversion of existing detached garage to provide gym and study rooms with associated works including floor, wall and roof insulation at Fair View Farm, Weare Road, Chapel Allerton, by Mr Newton has been approved.

Application to discharge planning obligation (Section 106 agreement) dated 29/08/2000 between Sedgemoor District Council and Mark Percival Charles Banwell, relating to planning application 50/99/00048 to allow for The Barn to be used as an independent dwelling at The Barn, Crossways Farm, Castle Lane, Heath House, by Mr Banwell has been refused, as has a Certificate of Lawfulness for the existing use of The Barn and associated land as an independent dwelling.

Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling and associated operational development at Maldon Farm, Cocklake, by Mrs D E Hooper has been approved.

Erection of a double garage with ancillary accommodation on site of existing garage to be demolished, formation of a wheelchair accessible ramp to the raised house level and installation of platform lift at Manor Lodge, Redmans Hill, Blackford, by Mrs Fountain has been approved.

Variation of condition 2 (Plans List) of permission 2019/1593/FUL (re-development, upgrading and extension to existing garage/workshop into garage/workshop office and holiday let) at Henley View, Swans Lane, Draycott, by Mr Tinton has been approved.

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