Box End Park submits planning application to extend number of caravan pitches

The additional pitches will be between the existing caravan site and the lake (photo: Box End Park)

A leisure park just outside Bedford has submitted a planning application to extend its existing campsite from 12 to 56 caravan pitches –  plus utility block and arrivals lodge.

Box End Park, which currently has 12 pitches, predominantly operates as a watersports & activity centre, with additional wedding, functions and conference facilities.

The applicant said the additional caravan pitches will be used solely for holiday accommodation on a short-term basis.

This, it added, will give its customers the opportunity to stay on-site removing the need to leave to access accommodation elsewhere at the end of their day’s activities.

The application stated that it is envisaged the proposed caravans would only be fully occupied during a 16-week period over the summer when activities and bookings are at a peak.

Box End Park (photo: Explore Bedford)

The application is an extension to the proposal  07/00001/AOC approved in  January 2007 for the change of use of land for the stationing of 12 caravan pitches.

This expansion application was originally submitted in March, but it wasn’t validated due to missing documentation.

More information can be found on the council’s planning portal, reference 22/00458/MAF.

The overall consultation expiry date is Wednesday, July 20.

by John Guinn
Local Democracy Reporter

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