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Permission granted for 'extensive' tourist campsite in Virginia

Aug 9, 2022 13:08 By News Northern Sound
Permission granted for 'extensive' tourist campsite in Virginia Permission granted for 'extensive' tourist campsite in Virginia
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It will include a reception block, 14 log cabins, 22 tents, seven yurts, an astro-turf pitch and playground, and stables.

Permission has been granted for a tourist campsite in Virginia, which will include 14 log cabins, 22 tents, and seven yurts.

The campsite will also include a check-in cabin building, an all-weather pitch and play areas, and stables.

The site is located in the townland of Lurgan Glebe.

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The "extensive" tourist campsite will include a reception block, 14 log cabins, 22 tents, seven yurts, an astro-turf pitch and playground, stables and associated paddocks.

There is also provision for six parking areas for campervans, 49 car parking spaces and four disabled bays.

The application says the new camp will "rejuvenate" the tourism industry around Virginia.

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Meanwhile, the equestrian element will be "opened up to the local schools for their use, including equine therapy".

The application adds that "studies have found that horses can benefit children and adults with physical, sensory, and emotional behaviour problems".

However, the application was subject to objections due to its proximity to St John's Retirement Village and St Joseph's Nursing Home, "by reason of noise, disturbance, and loss of privacy".

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A noise assessment report found that the site will have a "negligible impact".

Meanwhile, the accommodation units will be "screened by two existing natural boundaries" in order to screen it from the public road.

Safety concerns were also raised in relation to an increase in traffic, but a traffic and transport assessment found that the development will not lead to congestion.

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