Posted by: Laura Hammond
Tue 28th June 2022
South Wingfield Social Club is seeking permission to open an ‘occasional’ camping and caravan site within its grounds.
A planning application submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council reveals that the proposed site would be located on the club’s High Road recreation ground.
A design and access statement submitted as part of the planning application, explains: “The social club host a number of events throughout the year, both within and outside the building.
“The application seeks planning permission for a small occasional camping and caravan site within the grounds of South Wingfield Social Club.
“The proposal is intended to provide short stay facilities for persons attending social club functions, organised rallies and events as a complimentary facility.”
According to the document, the site will have access to toilet facilities attached to the bowls club and those within the social club.
No building work is required as part of the application and the green space will remain open when the camping and caravan site is not in use.
The planning document also explains that there will be clear expectations of the behaviour of any guests to prevent any disturbance to local residents.
It says: “The proposed development is near to housing and there will, no doubt, be concerns that the camp/caravan site could be a source of anti-social behaviour and disturbance to the detriment of neighbouring residents. However, the site is small and will be managed and monitored by social club officials.
“A clear protocol and expectation of behaviour will be established with those attending the site, to ensure that there is no undue activity or disturbance. Measures will include no music and quiet restrictions.
“Bins will also be provided to ensure that the site is kept tidy during and after use.”
You can view the full planning application by visiting the Amber Valley Borough Council planning portal and searching for reference AVA/2022/0563.
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