Decision due soon on Caistor cabins appeal

Planning application
Planning application

An appeal decision on whether 60 log cabins off Brigg Road can have permanent residential use is expected within weeks, says West Lindsey District Council.

Green’s Park Leisure and Homes Ltd of Goole lodged an appeal against the district council decision to oppose unrestricted occupancy, though the cabins can be used as holiday cabins all-year round. Permission was granted for leisure use in 2006, but last May the applicant tried to get the residency restriction removed.

A letter from the applicant’s planning agent on April 16 cited “very difficult market conditions which is causing severe financial difficulties for the business and the personal circumstances of some of the owners of the log cabins” as reasons for the change.

But West Lindsey District Council rejected this application in June.

News of the appeal was revealed at this month’s planning committee meeting of Caistor Town Council.

Coun Alan Caine said allowing permanent residency would “in effect create a new housing estate.”

WLDC Chief Operating Officer Mark Sturgess said the cabins were approved as holiday accommodation to benefit tourism but the applicant seeks unrestricted occupancy. Now an been formally lodged. A decision is expected around February/March,” he told the Rasen Mail.