Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Green Light Likely for Duke's Park; Approval Recommended despite 47 Objections

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Green Light Likely for Duke's Park; Approval Recommended despite 47 Objections

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Byline: By Brian Daniel

A BID by a company owned by the Duke of Northumberland to build a 100-pitch caravan park in a coastal village is being recommended for approval, despite almost 50 objections.

The Duke's business venture Northumberland Estates is seeking planning permission for the park on agricultural land east of New Barns Farm in Warkworth.

A total of 47 letters have been sent to Alnwick District Council objecting to the proposal, amid fears of increased traffic passing Warkworth First School, a perceived detrimental effect on the picturesque village and claims that there is already ample provision for caravanners in the area. But the council's officers are advising their development control committee to approve the scheme at a meeting tomorrow saying there are no valid reasons to refuse.

One objector, Henry Field, 63, who lives at New Barns Court, Warkworth, last night said of the recommendation: "I am very surprised, I am deeply saddened. …

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