Manea couple told they can’t build holiday log cabin on their land

PUBLISHED: 14:01 08 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:01 08 January 2014

Site plan.

Site plan.

Archant

A couple’s plan to build a log cabin on their land for visitors to the Fens has been thwarted because of concerns about the state of the surrounding roads.

The Fowlers hoped to build the holiday accommodation on land North East of The Woodlands, Days Lode Road, Manea.

They received six letters of support, including one from the Manea and Welney District Commissioners, but their application was refused by Fenland District Council.

The Fowlers would have operated the holiday cabin for 10 months of the year and done all the cleaning and maintenance.

The couple’s agent, Chris Walford, said: “Mr and Mrs Fowler often get comments from friends saying their land will make an ideal location for caravans or holiday accommodation.

“The site’s location and open views across miles of Fenland fields make it an ideal spot for small scale holiday accommodation.”

A letter of support from John Heading, chairman of Manea and Welney District Commissioners, said the proposal “would bring some benefit to this thriving community”.

Another supporter said: “It would be an asset to the village, as I know many people who would like to holiday, relax and unwind there.”

But planners objected because the approach roads to the site were single car width and in poor condition.

Planners said: “The development is sited in a remote location with inadequate pedestrian links to facilities and with poor access roads.”

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 11:43

A baseball bat and long bladed knife were seized by police in Chatteris last night.

What do people think to the new information leaflet that the county council are sending to everyone re the mayor elections.

Thu, 22:32

Maybe it’s the allowance (a handsome £7,000 and due to rise) or because you’ve responded to a ‘your party needs you’ call - but rarely have so many stood for so few.

Thu, 22:17

The county is set to go to the polling stations on May 4 to decide who will take the all-important seats at Cambridgeshire County Council for the next four years. Here are the candidates for the Chatteris division.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter