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Caravan site given the green light

Posted by Freddy Morton

Planning permission was granted for a new caravan site overlooking the river Tweed, owners of Thetford caravan fridges have been told.

Northumberland County Council gave the new site at Bank Head Villa, located next to Chain Bridge Honey Farm in Horncliffe, its approval to expand.

The site already provides accommodation for up to five caravans and ten tents, for which planning is unnecessary, however, it will now have permanent pitches for 18 touring caravans.

Councillors explained that the new caravan site will give the local economy a much needed boost.

"During these very difficult economic times any potential appropriate development which is going to bring additional visitors/tourists and investment to the Berwick and north Northumbrian economy should be welcomed," a report by the planning department said.

Meanwhile, an action group has been set up to protest a proposed temporary caravan site at a farm owned by the family of hurdler Sally Gunnell to celebrate the 2012 Olympics.