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●● A PLAN to change farm­ing land into a camp­site with Mon­go­lian yurts has been re­fused.

The ap­pli­ca­tion sub­mit­ted to Cheshire East coun­cil sought to de­velop the graz­ing land next to the sta­bles at Hollinset Farm, Hollin Lane, into a camp­site.

The ap­pli­ca­tion site was lo­cated to the north side of the sta­bles and west side of Hollin Lane near to its junction with Withen­shaw Lane.

The pro­posal asked to place two sets of six Mon­go­lian style yurts on the land, with as­so­ci­ated toi­let fa­cil­i­ties, road, park­ing, al­ter­ations to the ex­ist­ing ac­cess and land­scap­ing.

But the coun­cil has re­fused the ap­pli­ca­tions, stat­ing that the de­vel­op­ment would have an ad­verse im­pact on the open­ness, char­ac­ter and ap­pear­ance of the coun­try­side and Area of Spe­cial County Value.

Sut­ton Parish Coun­cil ob­jected to the de­vel­op­ment on the grounds that the pro­posed ac­cess off Hollin Lane is close to a blind bend and is likely to present a dan­ger to other road users.

The ac­cess ar­range­ments within the site and build­ings for san­i­tary fa­cil­i­ties were con­sid­ered to be in­ap­pro­pri­ate within the green belt and thought to have a detri­men­tal vis­ual im­pact upon the nat­u­ral land­scape.

Coun­cil­lors thought the use of the site for hol­i­day ac­com­mo­da­tion would be ‘an un­ac­cept­able blot’ on the land­scape when viewed from the pop­u­lar Grit­stone Trail and other paths and bri­dle­ways in the area. ●● ROCK, blues and folk mu­si­cians are tun­ing up for a spe­cial mini fes­ti­val in the vil­lage.

Bands have signed up for the fes­ti­val which is tak­ing place at Sut­ton St James Scout Hut on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 3, from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Tick­ets are avail­able from 01565 734066.

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