Just Say No

Golden Cap holiday park is on the edge of Dorset's world heritage-listed Jurassic coast, which includes Studland Bay, above. Photograph: Adam Burton/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis

Golden Cap holiday park is on the edge of Dorset’s world heritage-listed Jurassic coast, which includes Studland Bay, above. Photograph: Adam Burton/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis

Does the world really need another five-star holiday village?  Maybe.  But does it need one in Studland Bay?  No way. Click the image above to go to the story in today’s Guardian:

One of Britain’s most popular beauty spots could be disfigured by the expansion of a modest caravan park into a five-star holiday village, say opponents of a scheme in Dorset.

Golden Cap holiday park, at the foot the highest point on the south coast, is in England’s only natural Unesco world heritage site and in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is also surrounded by National Trust inalienable land.

But the owners of the park on the edge of the village of Seatown have applied to build a large new leisure building, a restaurant for 420 people, a swimming pool and a new carpark.

In addition, they want to replace more than 300 pitches for mobile caravans and tents with much larger permanent “lodge-style” units each sleeping up to six people. The park would be open for 11 months of the year.

Locals say the proposed expansion would effectively create a permanent “new suburb” on the edge of Seatown and makes a mockery of the planning system. If an application were made for 300 new bungalows it would be dismissed, they say.

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