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Councillor Opposes Filey Holiday Park Expansion

Councillor Opposes Filey Holiday Park Expansion

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 6:00am 30th August 2017.

A Scarborough Borough Councillor has raised concerns about the development of more static caravans at Primrose Valley in Filey.

Councillor Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff represents the Hertford ward which includes Primrose Valley and is unhappy about the proposals of 17 new static caravans being placed there by Haven Holidays. 

The development would also see the demolition of Habershon House, which was sold by Rotherham Council earlier this year after it decided to close the facility which had been used as a holiday centre by thousands of children from the Rotherham area since 1904. 

Councillor Donohue-Moncrieff said:

"This proposal would see the boundary of Primrose Valley Holiday Park moved right up to the road. 

This site currently acts as a buffer between the park and residential properties in the area. 

This caravan park is already one of the biggest in the country and these plans are unnecessary in terms of its sustainability.

While I accept that Haven do employ a lot of people from the area, it is unacceptable that local residents weren't consulted about the plans before they were submitted to Scarborough Borough Council. 

It is my understanding that some caravan owners near the proposed site are also unhappy with Haven's plans. 

In my experience, the residents have always been realistic about living near to a holiday park. 

Their concerns about this development are valid and should be not be ignored.  Haven should withdraw its plans and focus on the site it is already has approval for developing."

You can listen to the full interview with Councillor Donohue-Moncrieff below:

A spokesperson for Primrose Valley Holiday Park said:

“We are going through the normal planning process with this planning application and we will, of course, respond to any objections and continue to liaise with the planning department at Scarborough District Council.”


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Chris Gray, on 30th August 2017 2:28pm
so sad that a councillor thinks a few caravans will be near a road and some houses will be bad news just think how people living near the new football stadium and university felt when they were ignored over the development plans just think how the people living in king st and blands cliffe feel, I think cllr Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff needs to get her priorities right

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