Monday, 15 August 2016 13:46

Green light for new campsite in Yorkshire Dales National Park

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A new campsite is on the cards in Wharfedale after planners agreed a scheme to boost the number of tent pitches in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

D11008 Buckden 002 photo courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

photo courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

 

The decision by members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Planning Committee means that a 22-pitch site will be created at Heber Farm in Buckden and will include two camping pods, toilet and shower facilities and parking for 15 cars.

Nick Cotton, the National Park Authority’s Member Champion for Recreation Management, said: “Part of our vision is for the National Park to be a friendly, open and welcoming place with outstanding opportunities to enjoy its special qualities.

“The new Yorkshire Dales Local Plan aims to support developments like this that help to increase tourism and offer more incentives for visitors to stay and spend their money locally.

“The number of tent pitches in the National Park has reduced over the last few years while demand has increased. The approval of this planning application will go a small way to redressing the balance so there will be more places for people to stay for longer periods while they enjoy this beautiful landscape.”

The application was granted subject to a number of conditions, including a stipulation that the site can only be used between Easter and October each year.

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