Caravan park saga continues

Thursday, 12 October 2017

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PAPERS are being prepared for a second judicial review into controversial plans for a caravan park on the outskirts of Portrush.
In last week's Coleraine Chronicle we revealed how civic planners had given the go-ahead for 51 touring caravans, 49 static caravans and 18 camping cabins at the site of a derelict quarry at Craigahulliar Road.
Despite 94 objections, Blairs Caravans Ltd was also granted permission for manager's and amenity caravans, access roads and landscaping, along with improvements to Ballymacrea Road, including a new footpath.
The decision came after objectors and backers made representations to the council's planning committee. We can now reveal that a case is being prepared for a second judicial review into the application.
In a statement Craigahulliar and Ballymacrea residents said: "The previously approved planning application has already been the subject of a successful judicial review by local residents.
“We would have expected Council's Planning Department and Transport NI to have rigorously examined and presented a flawless report and information to councillors. Unfortunately we believe this did not happen. This has now left residents in a position of seeking a second judicial review, with papers now being prepared."
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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