Plans to create a number of holiday cottages on farmland near Holme-on-Spalding Moor have been left in tatters after they were rejected by East Riding Council’s Western Area Planning Committee.
Despite some opposition, the recommendation had been to approve the plan for 33 holiday lodges, 16 caravan pitches and an on-site office on land at Waterside Farm, but the committee instead opted to reject the idea.
The applicant, Allen Williamson, had argued that the site would encourage tourism and improve the local economy, that it was well screened from Selby Road by existing buildings and would not harm the character of the surrounding area.
However some local residents opposed the application, saying the application was uncharacteristic of the area, the development would increase flooding and contaminate the dyke and that there were already a number of other sites in the area.
Some also said the development was too close to an existing intesive livestock unit 400 metres away which would cause odour and disturbance to holidaymakers.
Holme-on-Spalding Moor Parish Council also expressed concerns saying a soil analysis would be needed to determine if the site’s previous use as a dump had led to contamination.
In the end the committee concluded the site was inappropriately located too close to the livestock unit and rejected the application at last Tuesday’s meeting.