August 12, 2022 6.00 pm This story is over 22 months old

‘This won’t be Club 18 to 30’: New Market Rasen holiday park approved

“It won’t be young revellers making a hell of a ruckus”

A divisive holiday park has been given the green light, with councillors reassurred that it’s unlikely to disrupt residents.

The “five star” park would see 79 static caravans located near Market Rasen Racecourse.

Objectors said they feared it would become a ratrun and lead to noise and light pollution.

However, a visit to the site by West Lindsey District Council’s planning committee allayed concerns over traffic problems.

They hope it will provide Market Rasen with an economic boost instead.

Councillor Roger Patterson said in the meeting: “This will be good for the town, raising the possibility of regeneration and attracting more people to the shops, pubs, cafés and supermarkets.

“This isn’t a Club 18 to 30 or a hotel in Spain – it won’t be young revellers making a hell of a ruckus. You get a very specific group.

“All of the holiday parks I’ve visited have been peaceful and there’s never been any issues or anti-social behaviour.”

The site would make it easy for holidaymakers to visit the racecourse or golf course | Photo: Google

Councillor Angela White agreed, saying: “There are many more holiday sites in Woodall Spa than Market Rasen, and the high street there is always vibrant because people who come on their holidays support the economy.”

However, some still harboured doubts about the traffic situation.

Councillor Cordelia McCartney said: “Members who went on the site visit probably saw it peaceful and tranquil – at school time or a race day it’s more like Euston Road [in London].”

To address the issues, the holiday park will be required to stagger arrival and departure times.

Traffic also won’t be allowed to turn left out of the site on Legsby Road.

The plans were brought by Green Park Caravans, who said there was demand for high-quality holiday homes in the area.

The park is expected to be used by holidaymakers all year round.