Combs caravan site plans turned down

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Proposals to develop a caravan site in Combs have been rejected on the grounds that they would be visually intrusive to their rural setting in open countryside.

The application for land at Owlgrave Farm was to accommodate eight caravans and ten tents and create a toilet/shower block.

The agent for the applicant, said the development would provide tourism facilities which were lacking in the local area and help boost the local economy. But Ward Councillor Audrey Bramah said residents were worried about the visual impact of the development and highway safety along the narrow country lanes.

“Combs is a picturesque village – let’s keep it that way,” she urged.

High Peak’s Development Control Committee agreed screening would not prevent the site being visually intrusive and refused the application.