Planners reject motorhome stopover at North Wales village

A motorhome and campervan stopover site in a North Wales village has been blocked by planners after the site was deemed “unsuitable”.

Riverside Motors in Glan Conwy had hoped to allow up to 20 motorhomes on its sales area at its site next to the A470 and Afon Conwy – later revised the total number to 12 spaces – to help meet demand for short stay stopovers in North Wales.

However, concerns over potential noise and litter pollution, flood risk, and traffic issues from vehicles entering and exiting the site prompted the Glan Conwy Community Council and the economic development department at Conwy Borough County Council to reject the plans.

The refusal comes despite the site owners answering some of the concerns, stating the site would bring economic benefits to the village by supporting the pub and other facilities.

Officers said: “Although the development would create the parking/tourism/holiday accommodation in the form of a caravan site, and may generate some minor, if any benefit, to the local economy or employment, it is not considered that such benefits would outweigh the harm the development would cause to flood risk.

“The incompliance with the tourism policy and the lack of highway and site management details adds to the refusal decision.”

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