Second time lucky for caravan plans?

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A COUPLE are hoping it will be second time lucky for their plans for a touring caravan site, fishing lake, amenity building and wildlife area

Mr and Mrs N Pickett want the thumbs up to develop an area beside their home at Lowgate Grange, Fleet, despite similar proposals having been previously refused by South Holland District Council.

The couple’s plans include an amenity building, which will house a laundry room, information room, washing-up area and shower and toilet areas for men, women and the disabled.

There will also be a hide for watching wildlife, which will have spaces for the disabled.

According to plans drafted by agents for the Picketts, the Robert Doughty Consultancy Ltd, there will be spaces for 30 cars on the site which runs to 07.36 hectares.

And one person will be employed full-time if the plan gets the go-ahead.

The agents have confirmed that all soil dug out during construction of the lakes will remain on site with the creation of 0.5m bunds which will form part of the landscaping.

Lewis Smith, from the consultancy, says: “The proposal is for a small scale touring caravan site with an emphasis on fishing and biodiversity.

“Use of the site by exempted caravan organisations has enabled the applicants to assess and quantify the sustainable attributes of the proposal, and the results of the survey work are submitted as part of the application.”

The application is supported by a flood risk assessment, ecological survey of protected species and full landscaping planting details.

The agents say talks were held with Fleet Parish Council, local residents and the planning authority itself before the application was submitted.