19 April 2024

Plans for new caravan site revealed

By Rebecca Hannant

A planning application has been submitted for a new site hosting 180 static caravans and leisure facilities in Tunstall.

The plans by Pegasus group and J & A Smales include a lake for activities, alongside a café/ restaurant, reception and toilet/changing room facilities.

Suitable drainage would be added to the site, as well as a new foul package treatment plan. There would also be a new access road off Southfield Lane and each caravan unit is expected to have private parking bays.

The applicants say the surrounding area is set to benefit from the creation of jobs and a boost in tourism from holidaymakers.

The plans come as parts of existing caravan parks nearby have become unusable because of the effects of coastal erosion.

The planning documents state: “It is important to secure the future of coastal summer tourism in this part of East Yorkshire for Withernsea and the economies of the surrounding villages. Jobs in agriculture and local businesses have declined, which has forced young families to move out of the area.

“Many local businesses in this part of East Yorkshire rely significantly on coastal tourism during summer months. So, it is important to secure future provision in line with the council’s coastal management roll-back strategy.”