Villagers in Allerthorpe vow to fight park’s plan for 75 static caravans

Residents of Allerthorpe and members of the village’s parish council have vowed to fight plans for an additional 75 static caravans at Allerthorpe Park Golf Club.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 10:58 am
The plan for 75 static caravans at Allerthorpe Park Golf Club. Image taken from East Riding of Yorkshire’s planning portal.
The plan for 75 static caravans at Allerthorpe Park Golf Club. Image taken from East Riding of Yorkshire’s planning portal.

The proposal was submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning department by Allerthorpe Golf and Country Park Limited.

The land was previously developed as an 18-hole golf course. The golf course ceased trading in 2013 and planning permission for the creation of a 150-pitch holiday park was granted in June 2017.

A parish council spokesman said: “When Allerthorpe Golf and Country Park Limited’s new owner Lawrence Knowles bought the site in March 2020 he attended a meeting with the council which was productive.

“Mr Knowles and his company expressed a desire to work with the village, which was in direct contrast to the approach of the former owners of the site.

“However, we were then somewhat shocked and very disappointed to see this newly submitted additional 75 caravan application being submitted without any dialogue whatsoever between himself, his agents and the village.

“This we believe is a very misguided application which proposes to increase the number of lodges from an agreed 150 caravans to 225 caravans.

“This application represents a huge increase of 50% and has come as a great surprise in light of the many previously submitted and failed attempts by the former owners Park Leisure 2000 Limited to secure any such increase.

“Allerthorpe is a very small, tranquil village and sadly we and its residents are being forced to once again fight another battle against unacceptable over development.”

People can view the application at tinyurl.com/5f5cb6jz where more details can be found.