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Yorkshire caravan site wins backing

A proposed extension to a Yorkshire caravan site has won the backing of planning officials, according to the Yorkshire Post.

The paper reports that East Riding council has said that the extension to the Hornsea site complies with its policies – principally being allowed to move away from the cliff edge.

The site owners have argued that erosion has lost the site 65 pitches and that a further 55 are at risk.

An extension would mean reducing the pitches at risk and creating a new site of 150 units followed by 47 units.

Agents of the applicants told the Yorkshire Post that the eastern areas of the site – those at threat – would be cleared and restored to grassland. This would then “erode naturally in due course”.

According to the paper, it is also argued that the development will secure local jobs in the area and increasing the level of spend in the economy.

The application will go before councillors tomorrow.