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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

National park planning chiefs give go ahead for campsite

The Yorkshire Dales national park is to get a new campsite after planners agreed a scheme to boost the number of tent pitches

The park's planning committee approved a 22-pitch site at Heber Farm in Buckden. The site will include two camping pods, toilet and shower facilities and parking for 15 cars. Conditions include a stipulation that the site can only be used between Easter and October each year.

Nick Cotton, 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.”

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