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POLICY TOUR 4 - CARAVAN, CHALET AND TENT SITES

FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OR EXPANSION OF STATIC AND TOURING CARAVAN SITES, CHALET AND TENT SITES IN THE COASTAL ZONE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. PROPOSALS FOR ADDITIONAL SITES OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARY OF THE GLAMORGAN HERITAGE COAST AND OTHER PARTS OF THE COASTAL ZONE WILL BE PERMITTED IF:

  1. THE SCALE OF THE PROPOSAL OR ANY PROPOSED EXTENSION IS IN KEEPING WITH SURROUNDING USES;
  2. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT UNACCEPTABLY AFFECT THE INTERESTS OF AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION, AREAS OF ECOLOGICAL, WILDLIFE, LANDSCAPE OR ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE;
  3. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT HAVE AN UNACCEPTABLE EFFECT UPON THE AMENITY AND CHARACTER OF THE EXISTING OR NEIGHBOURING ENVIRONMENTS BY VIRTUE OF NOISE, TRAFFIC CONGESTION, EXACERBATION OF PARKING PROBLEMS, OR VISUAL INTRUSION;
  4. THE PROPOSAL MEETS HIGH STANDARDS OF LAYOUT, LANDSCAPING AND DESIGN AND HAS SAFE VEHICULAR ACCESS;
  5. ADEQUATE UTILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES EXIST, ARE REASONABLY ACCESSIBLE, OR CAN BE READILY AND ECONOMICALLY PROVIDED;
  6. SUITABLE ACCESS IS PROVIDED FOR DISABLED PERSONS AND THOSE WITH IMPAIRED MOVEMENT;
  7. PARKING IS PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S APPROVED GUIDELINES; AND
  8. THE SITE IS NOT IN AN AREA WHERE THERE IS A RISK OF FLOODING.
IN THE CASE OF STATIC SITES ALL CARAVANS AND CHALETS MUST BE FINISHED IN SUITABLE COUNTRYSIDE COLOURS TO BE AGREED WITH THE LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT. (THE BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION DOCUMENT, REFERENCE PP6491 1980, SETS OUT THE PREFERRED RANGE OF BODY AND TRIM COLOURS FOR PERMANENT RESIDENTIAL AND HOLIDAY CARAVANS.)

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