Visitors to the Northumberland coast will soon be able to stay at a new site after plans for a new caravan site were approved by councillors.
The site will have capacity for 40 caravans and is set to be built in Druridge Bay, between Cresswell and Lynemouth.
The plans were welcomed at the Castle Morpeth Local Area Council on Monday, where it was felt the site would bring much-needed tourist cash into the area.
Application planning agent Tony Carter said: “For far too long, Lynemouth hasn’t been the focus of tourism development.
“The level of support that the application has received shows that.
“The site will support local retail, takeaways and restaurants and create new jobs. It will also bring the land into use.
“This part of the north east coast has become a tourism destination, but there is limited opportunity for people to stay here and spend their money.”
Coun Elizabeth Dunn, who represents Lynemouth, was among the councillors who spoke in favour of the application.
She said: “I thoroughly approve of this. Anything to improve that area is absolutely vital.
“This development is the opportunity to improve this stretch of coast.”
Coun Mary Murphy added: “I think it is an excellent development.
“It is really good to see something happen on that stretch of land.
“With those hedges and trees I think it will be quite attractive. I say good luck to them.”
And Conservative councillor Richard Dodd added: “It is nice to see some investment for an area that has been deprived of it. Tourism is coming down the coast.
“The honeypot of Bamburgh can often be overcrowded in summer. It is nice to see a bit of the jam being spread further down the coast.”
The application was unanimously approved by councillors.
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