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Holiday park says caravan bid will improve road safety

The owners want to restrict access to “tourer” caravans

A holiday park near Lincoln says it is looking for permission for more static caravans on its site in a bid to control the access of touring vehicles, improve highway safety and benefit the local economy.

Barlings Country Holiday Park, in Langworth, says its current licence gives “unrestricted access” for more than 310 tourer caravans within its land.

It now wants West Lindsey District Council to give it permission increase the number of statics from 28 to 79 with a limit of 180 tourers.

In documents before the authority, the applicants say: “Touring caravans obviously have far more detrimental impact on highway safety with large slow turning circles and poor acceleration causing issues on local roads.

“The change from tourers to static will hugely benefit the local road network and the opportunity to better control traffic movements should be welcomed by the highway’s authority.”

They add that changing accommodation to static caravans “will actually benefit the local economy” with studies showing they bring in more money to an area than touring caravans.

The park comprises an existing leisure facility including caravan storage, fishing lakes, wardens accommodation, reception building and associated roads.

The planned static caravans, documents before West Lindsey District Council say, will be built around the lakes, while a reception building will be moved closer to the site’s entrance on Barlings Lane.

The site has also recently had planning for another batch of 27 static caravans approved which are located to the north of the park.

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