Carlisle signs off 100-caravan park at Eden Golf Club

Despite concerns that the holiday park could double the population of Crosby-on-Eden, councillors approved the scheme for the static caravans on Friday.

The village has a population of around 230. The caravans would range from two-bedroom dwellings to three-bedroom ones, which led some residents to speculate that they could hold up to 400 occupants a year.

In a bid to settle the fears that the caravans would become permanent residences rather than holiday destinations, one of the conditions for approval is that no one could occupy a caravan for more than 28 successive days and more than 13 weeks in any calendar year.

Summit Town Planning assisted Eden Golf Course in its application for the caravans, which will sit on nearly 20 acres of undeveloped land located adjacent to the golf course.

In an effort to mitigate the visual impact of the caravans, the proposed units will have timbre cladding. While they may look like lodges at first glance, Summit Town Planning insisted in the application that the units were caravans and would be mobile.

According to planning documents, the caravans would be available at a mid-high sector price point. Access would be off an internal access road as well as through the golf course to the A689.

Westwood Landscape is the landscape architect for the project.

Looking to learn more? The application’s reference number with Carlisle City Council is 21/0111.

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