100-pitch camp site planned for land near North Petherton Rugby Club (From This is The West Country)
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100-pitch camp site planned for land near North Petherton Rugby Club
A CARAVAN and camping site with 100 pitches could be built on fields near North Petherton Rugby Club.
A planning application has been submitted to develop fields east of the club and west of Newton Road, between North Petherton and North Newton.
In a supporting statement, Hydrock Consultants say: “The domestic market for camping and caravanning breaks is increasing.
“Many more people in Britain are opting for budget ‘staycations’.
“As a consequence there’s a growing need for more caravan and camping sites.”
Hydrock say demand is not being met locally, adding: “There are currently very few caravan and camping sites between Bridgwater and Taunton.
“A site in this location provides good accessibility to the major towns of Taunton and Bridgwater, a range of local attractions, as well as the Quantock Hills, Exmoor and the Somerset Levels.”