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Plans for 55 caravans on land to rear of historic Flintshire pub back on the table

Proposals to create a large touring caravan park behind a historic pub in Flintshire are back on the table after being placed on hold.

Politicians in the county deferred plans for a total of 55 caravan pitches on land at the back of the the Old Tavern in Llanerch-y-Mor at the start of November.

Councillors said they wanted further information about the management of surface and waste water on the area surrounding the Grade II listed building near Mostyn, which is believed to date to 1664.

That information has now been provided by the people behind the application, and it has again been recommended for approval by Flintshire Council.

In a report Andrew Farrow, the authority’s chief officer for planning, said: “The site consists of the car park to the existing public house along with an area with three static caravans.

“The remainder of the site has previously been used for a number of unlawful uses, however the site has not been cleared and therefore reverted to agricultural land.

“The proposals overall creates a development of high quality tourism accommodation.

“The scheme serves to meet the increasing expectations which visitors have of the North Wales tourism industry and in this part of the county, this sector is a significant employer.

“The proposed caravan and tent pitches are to be sited on land elevated above the tidal flood plain and so tidal flood risks to the development, over its development lifetime, are likely to be low.”

The plans include a service block and would also see landscaping carried out on the surrounding land.

The number of pitches which were originally suggested near the pub have been reduced in order to protect it.

Flintshire Council’s planning committee will consider the proposals on Wednesday.

By Liam Randall – Local Democracy Reporter (more here).

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