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Plan to create campsite on agricultural land near Hebden Bridge

Plan to create campsite on agricultural land near Hebden Bridge
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Plan to create campsite on agricultural land near Hebden Bridge  Yahoo News UK

Plan to create campsite on agricultural land near Hebden Bridge

Developer Seeks Planning Permission for Sustainable Campsite in Hebden Bridge

Hardcastle Crags - including Gibson Mill - is one of the popular tourist attractions of Hebden Bridge (Photo: Google)

Hardcastle Crags – including Gibson Mill – is one of the popular tourist attractions of Hebden Bridge (Photo: Google)

Introduction

A developer named Mrs Brownbill has submitted a planning permission application to Calderdale Council for the development of a campsite in Hebden Bridge. The proposed site is located to the south east of Willow Cottage, Burnt Edge Lane.

Details of the Application

The application seeks permission for the establishment of a campsite, including a caravan for a manager (retrospective), two tree huts (retrospective), a toilet and wash block, and other facilities such as a septic tank.

Supporting Statements

Architectural designers Stonehouse and Co have provided supporting statements with the application. They state that the land is open land that was previously used for agricultural purposes.

The supporting statement explains: “The proposal is to turn this field into a campsite, which will include fixed semi-permanent tents, an extension of the gravel track into the site, a caravan for the manager (already on site), two tree huts (already on site), a new toilet block and washing facilities, recycling facilities.”

Stonehouse and Co highlight the complexity of planning laws related to campsite developments, with recent changes and updates. According to their understanding, from July 2023, campsite developments can accommodate up to 50 tents, motor homes, or camper vans for 60 days per calendar year under the “Class BC” permitted development right.

However, there is a requirement to provide toilets and waste-disposal facilities, which can include any movable structure reasonably necessary for the campsite use during the 60 days. Landowners must provide advance written notice to their local authority, specifying opening dates and a site plan showing toilet and waste-disposal facilities. The application, however, is for a permanent campsite.

The architects argue: “However, as the applicant believes that this is a long-term business, the costs of setting up temporary campsites and then removing facilities may make this unviable in this area. As such, planning permission is being sought for a permanent campsite.”

Emphasis on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Tourism is a growing sector in Calderdale, particularly in the area around Hebden Bridge, including the town itself, Hardcastle Crags, Stoodley Pike, and sections of the Calderdale Way used by walkers. The supporting statement highlights that a campsite is a sustainable way to attract visitors, as it allows them to contribute to the local economy while having a low impact on the land, since most structures are temporary and can be removed.

Accessing the Application

The planning application, numbered 23/00949/FUL, can be viewed online on the council’s planning portal.

SDGs, Targets, and Indicators Analysis

1. Which SDGs are addressed or connected to the issues highlighted in the article?

  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15: Life on Land

The article discusses a planning permission application for the development of a campsite in Hebden Bridge. This is connected to SDG 8 as it relates to economic growth through tourism. It also connects to SDG 11 as it involves the development of sustainable cities and communities. Additionally, the article mentions the use of temporary structures and recycling facilities, which aligns with SDG 12 on responsible consumption and production. Finally, the development of the campsite may impact the local land and environment, which relates to SDG 15 on life on land.

2. What specific targets under those SDGs can be identified based on the article’s content?

  • SDG 8.9: By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.
  • SDG 11.4: Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
  • SDG 12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse.
  • SDG 15.1: By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services.

Based on the article’s content, the specific targets identified are promoting sustainable tourism that creates jobs and supports the local economy (SDG 8.9), protecting cultural and natural heritage (SDG 11.4), reducing waste generation through recycling and reuse (SDG 12.5), and ensuring the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems (SDG 15.1).

3. Are there any indicators mentioned or implied in the article that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets?

  • Number of jobs created in the tourism sector
  • Number of visitors to the campsite and surrounding attractions
  • Amount of waste generated and recycled
  • Conservation efforts and restoration activities in the area

The article does not explicitly mention specific indicators, but potential indicators that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets include the number of jobs created in the tourism sector, the number of visitors to the campsite and surrounding attractions, the amount of waste generated and recycled, and the conservation efforts and restoration activities in the area.

4. Table: SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth 8.9: By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products. – Number of jobs created in the tourism sector
– Economic impact on local businesses
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 11.4: Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage. – Conservation efforts and restoration activities in the area
– Preservation of cultural heritage
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production 12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse. – Amount of waste generated and recycled
– Implementation of recycling facilities
SDG 15: Life on Land 15.1: By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services. – Conservation efforts and restoration activities in the area
– Biodiversity monitoring

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Source: uk.news.yahoo.com

 

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