New Anglesey holiday park tipped for approval by council planners despite concerns

The Anglesey farm where applicants want to site 55 static caravans and chalets
The Anglesey farm where applicants want to site 55 static caravans and chalets -Credit:Anglesey Council

An application to site a "prestigious" holiday park on Anglesey has been been tipped for approval. Proposals for the farm near Menai Bridge include 55 static caravans and lodges.

The scheme at Wern Farm would also include change of use of outbuildings into a laundry, reception and site office together with construction of new on site roads, erection of package treatment building, and construction of car parking area. The application was made by site owners Rupert and Bonnie Cunliffe through agents Elfed Williams, of Erw Consulting Chartered Surveyors.

The plans state that the "high quality" development would provide "a tranquil haven for retired professionals, executives and their families looking to escape the commercial pressures of the North West cities.

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But there have been objections to the development.

Cllr Alun Roberts said that he objected to the proposal "due to concern on the access, the road is busy and dangerous". He also cited the loss of quality agricultural land and lack of local infrastructure and services in the site area, like the lack of a local bus stop.

There were a further 10 letters of objection. The main issues raised were access and road safety, noise resulting from the development and impact on adjacent residential properties, and that there were too many holiday sites in the locality.

But planners have recommended the scheme for approval - subject to conditions.

In summary, they said: "The application site is located in an open countryside location. The site is considered to be in a sustainable location with a public right of way crossing the site which links the site to Llandegfan and Menai Bridge.

"A sustainable transport network is located nearby with access to Menai Bridge that has a range of shops, restaurants and visitor attractions. The development would be located on low lying ground, surrounded by trees and hedges, a substantial landscaping and woodland scheme has been proposed as part of the application which will enhance biodiversity and further screen the development from the public right of way.

"The Highways Department has confirmed that the proposal is acceptable with appropriately worded conditions. In summary the proposal for 55 static/holiday chalets and associated development on this site aligns with material policies and is acceptable having weighted the material considerations described in the report."

The application will go before Anglesey council's planning committee on Thursday.