Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q50. Do you have any views on the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use in the countryside? What approach should future policies take? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 2557121//3
Respondent Kenn Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 08 Dec 2018

Concern that holiday homes and sites licensed as such are being transformed into areas with permanent housing, with site owners breaking their licence conditions and allowing the properties to become main residences - without the site owner obtaining planning permission or ensuring adequate infrastructure and service provisions are in place.

Existing licensed holiday home park owners who are permitting their holiday homes to become permanent places of residence, should not be able to circumvent the planning process regarding change of use, also should not be able to avoid have existing enforcement notices disregarded.