PROPOSALS have been lodged to develop a camper van park in Beauly on the route of the North Coast 500.
It might be sited on land to the north of Beauly fireplace station near Tomich and would offer brief keep and in a single day house for 21 camper vans.
The appliance has been submitted to Highland Council by Ewen Simpson who says the demand for such amenities is growing and recognised all through the Highland space however significantly on the route of the NC500.
A pre-application request searching for recommendation on the event of a camper van park together with the event of vacation lodges was submitted in 2021.
However the present proposal entails solely camper van keep amenities and has eliminated the choice of vacation lodges after considerations have been raised over potential future modifications of the lodges to everlasting housing which might be in opposition to council coverage.
The plans additionally embrace a small single-story reception constructing situated near the doorway to the positioning off the A862.
A shelter offering amenities for a barbecue, a further seating space, a kids’s play space, two ponds and landscaping are additionally proposed.
Transport planning officers have lodged an objection till numerous points are defined or resolved.
They embrace site visitors calming measures, entry to the positioning, footpaths and footways, disabled areas, drainage and an prolonged footpath.
A design assertion submitted in assist of the applying states: “The facilities proposed will be ideal for both short-term overnight stopovers and as a base from which to explore the area.
“There are not any comparable amenities inside the instant Beauly space and the demand for amenities for camper vans is growing 12 months on 12 months. “The demand for staycation, too, has increased and is likely to do so in the coming years.”
The assertion additionally goes on to say the council’s pre-application response final 12 months was typically supportive of the precept of the event however it acknowledges the considerations concerning the lodges which have been taken under consideration.
“The removal of the previously proposed holiday lodges addresses the concerns expressed about the potential for residential use in the long term while the proposed layout will provide both an attractive and welcoming facility for tourists,” it states.
“The proposed layout also secures appropriately landscaped boundaries providing adequate screening to existing and proposed housing to the south.
“The supply of the lately upgraded vehicular entry preparations and the out there footpath community that gives entry to the village, be sure that friends of the camper van park can safely entry the amenities on provide on Beauly with out the necessity for car-borne journeys.
“In all respects, the proposal is considered to meet the objectives of council policy and will secure much-needed tourist facilities to the benefit of the local economy in particular.”
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