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Representations on Deposit Joint Local Development Plan - STRATEGIC POLICY PS11

Representation ID: 1414

OBJECT NFU Cymru (Dafydd Jarrett)

Summary:

NFU Wales would like to make the following general comments about the Development Management Policies included in the draft Plan. Opportunities that would not prevent the following development:
* Initiatives linked to appropriate tourism;
* Leisure, but not if they aren't appropriate to a countryside location and another land use in the locality, including agriculture.

Representation ID: 860

SUPPORT Bangor Civic Society 1 (Don Mathew)

Summary:

Policy PS11 is supported.

Representation ID: 791

OBJECT Caravan Club represented by Savills (Duncan Parr)

Summary:

In summary the policies relating to tourist accommodation are considered to be overly restrictive and lacking in clarity on the type of development which is acceptable on existing touring caravan sites. The policy should be amended to ensure that the plan does not effect the ability of local tourist businesses from adapting to the changing needs of the visitor economy and does not impact on the future economic viability of these businesses which support local economies, employments and communities.

Representation ID: 785

OBJECT Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (Mr Noel Davey)

Summary:

We acknowledge the important role of caravans in tourism in the JLDP area. Our principal concern is landscape damage from overdevelopment, increasing permanence of tourers and lack of adequate screening of sites. We argue that the moratorium on new static sites should be extended to touring sites, at least in designated areas, while small additions to existing sites should continue to be permitted in exchange for genuine improvements in visual impact. Tackling these issues would contribute to achieving higher quality rather than a larger quantity of caravan tourism accommodation at the expense of the landscape, implicitly in line with point 3 of PS11. Such improvements should be sought more vigorously and implemented more effectively for all exposed sites, including single statics on individual properties (see submission CPRW23). These concerns should be
reflected in strategic policies for tourism.

Representation ID: 777

OBJECT Cyngor Cymuned Botwnnog (Mrs Gwenda Roberts)

Summary:

The Plan refers to the visitor economy - if this is to be effective, roads, footpaths and cycle paths should be developed and improved. There is an immediate need for the Council to consider these for the benefit of the local residents as well as tourists. If the facilities leading to this special Peninsula were improved, it might be possible to establish an industry here and therefore reduce the numbers who are unemployed.

Representation ID: 761

OBJECT Bourne Leisure Ltd represented by Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (Mr Arwel Evans)

Summary:

Bourne Leisure endorses PS11 in principle as it supports the development of a year round local tourism industry. However, Bourne Leisure considers that point 3 should be redrafted to read : "Managing and enhancing the provision of high quality un-serviced tourism accommodation in the form of camping, alternative luxury camping, static or touring caravan or chalet parks".

This is because static and chalet parks require constant redevelopment/reconfiguration in order to maintain and enahnce the viability ad attractiveness of existing operations as destinations, to improve their offer and respond to changing markets, including guest facilities and leisure areas.

Point 3 should provide sufficient scope for un-serviced tourism accommodation to be enhanced.

Representation ID: 741

OBJECT Tom Brooks

Summary:

Policy PS11 as drafted threatens further development of tourist accommodation through the conversion of existing property to tourist accommodation. Borth-y-Gest already has more than 60% holiday homes or tourist units.

Outside peak summer period Borth-y-Gest is not quite a ghost village but further holiday homes would rapidly make it so.

PS11 should be amended to read "preventing development that would have an unacceptable adverse effect on tourist attractions, including those developments that could have an adverse impact on pretty villages, including the presence of the Welsh culture and developments that could damage all year round life in tourist appealing villages."

Representation ID: 456

OBJECT Bourne Leisure Ltd represented by Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (Mr Arwel Evans)

Summary:

Bourne Leisure endorses PS11 in principle as it supports the development of a year-round local tourism industry. However, Bourne Leisure considers that point 3 should be redrafted to read:

"Managing, and enhancing the provision of high quality un-serviced tourism accommodation in the form of camping, alternative luxury camping, static or touring caravan or chalet parks."

Representation ID: 340

OBJECT Mr Geoff Wood represented by WYG (Mrs Diane Ellis)

Summary:

Self-catering accommodation, such as cottages and apartments, has a significant contribution towards the visitor economy and these types of facility are not considered within Strategic Policy PS11 at the moment.

Representation ID: 185

OBJECT Lafarge Tarmac Trading Limited represented by Pleydell Smithyman Limited (Mr Robert Price)

Summary:

Recreation and tourism uses are viable end uses of previously used land at mineral extraction sites that when restored can provide facilities such as educational facilities, fishing lakes, water sports centres, mountain biking tracks, quad biking, high wire facilities, rock climbing opportunities, amphitheatre for concerts, hotel opportunities, camping sites, woodland lodges and caravan parks where appropriate. All the abovementioned facilities will create employment and support rural economies and should be supported on previously used land in the rural area.

Allow scope and flexibility in the policy for alternative and viable end uses of mineral sites where appropriate

Representation ID: 184

OBJECT Ellesmere Sand & Gravel Company Limited represented by Pleydell Smithyman Limited (Mr Robert Price)

Summary:

Recreation and tourism uses are viable end uses of previously used land at mineral extraction sites that when restored can provide facilities such as educational facilities, fishing lakes, water sports centres, mountain biking tracks, quad biking, high wire facilities, rock climbing opportunities, amphitheatre for concerts, hotel opportunities, camping sites, woodland lodges and caravan parks where appropriate. All the abovementioned facilities will create employment and support rural economies and should be supported on previously used land in the rural area.

Allow scope and flexibility in the policy for alternative and viable end uses of mineral sites where appropriate.

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