Plans for a tenting website close to historic mansion refused

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Ceredigion planners have turned down a plan for a campsite near a historic mansion near Llangoedmor.

The application submitted in October 2021 was rejected last week (April 7) after the decision deadline had been extended.

A change of use for the land at Gardener’s Cottage, The Walled Gardens, had been proposed to allow for six camping pods or safari tents for the holidays, as well as a toilet block, car park, turning area and associated works.

The safari tents should be approximately 8.9 meters by 5.6 meters with a pitched roof and space for two bedrooms and an open plan kitchen, dining and seating area.

The site is approximately 500 meters from the Grade I listed Coedmore Mansion, with the Gardener’s Cottage once forming part of the historic site.

Reasons for rejection disclosed in the published decision include the location “within ‘other locations'” and not adjacent to an identified settlement or homestead, and the impact on the Teifi River Special Protection Area.

Another reason states that “the proposed development is not viewed as protecting, preserving or enhancing the Coedmore Grade II Registered Historic Park and Gardens and the Lower Teifi Valley Registered Historic Landscape”.

Llangoedmor Parish Council supported the motion in principle and there were objections from a third party.

According to the building plan, the local building authority is also considering an application for subsequent conversion of the garage for holiday rentals with the addition of a balcony and staircase at the same location.