Llanidloes holiday lodge plans given go ahead

By Elgan Hearn   |   Local democracy reporter   |
Wednesday 20th July 2022 2:14 pm
Red Kite Touring Park
How the lodges at Red Kite Touring Park will look (LDRS )

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PLANS for more holiday lodges to be built at a caravan park that is just a short walk from Llanidloes have been approved by Powys planners

The Onions family who own the Red Kite Touring Park will now be able to build eight lodges at the site which is just off the B4518 road that leads up to Llyn Clywedog.

Llanidloes Town Council had also supported the application and said that it would be “beneficial to the town and surrounding area.”

The lodges will measure 40 feet by 20 feet and would have a living area, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen facilities.

Each lodge would have a parking space

It was explained in documents with the application that the lodges would be classed as “caravans” which means they can be moved and will arrive on site “pre-assembled” and then be anchored onto a concrete base.

Senior planning officer Kate Bowen said in her report that there had been some concerns and objections against the proposal.

The objectors believe there is already enough tourist accommodation in the area and that it would put more “strain” on community facilities and resources there.

Ms Bowen said: “The concerns within the public response are appreciated and have been carefully considered.

“However, the provision of tourist accommodation is supported throughout planning policy and given that it is not considered that the development would have an unacceptable impact upon the landscape, residential amenity, ecology or any other planning matter, it is concluded that the development is acceptable, subject to the use of conditions.

“Therefore, the recommendation is one of conditional consent.”

One of the conditions is that the lodges are used “only” for holiday accommodation and not as a person’s only or main home.

The caravan park was given planning approval originally in  2014 and has 66 developed touring caravan pitches, a site reception, warden’s lodge, and a toilet block.

The family also own and run the nearby Clywedog Riverside Park which has 108 owner occupied static holiday caravans.

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