Planning Applications in Green Belts, National Parks AONBs and Other Designated Areas

The GVA's Planning team has considerable experience and success submitting planning applications for sites in Green Belts, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and other sensitive designated areas. Some of our recent success stories are illustrated below.


Humberts Leisure

Forest Holiday Cabins, Sherwood Forest

Tourist accommodation planning permission secured for 60 forest holiday cabins in woodland following submission of comprehensive application with Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Ecology Report and independent Market Assessment of the tourism need and economic impact of the proposed development.


Humberts Leisure

Avon Forest Spa and Lodges, South Hants

Tourism planning permission for seven holiday lodges in lieu of touring caravan pitches on a Green Belt site, on the edge of the New Forest National Park. Members of Planning Committee voted unanimously in favour of this high-quality lodge development, which benefitted from excellent screening in a woodland setting.


Humberts Leisure

Wylands International Angling Centre, South Downs

Planning application and appeal Inquiry expert witness to secure outline planning permission for central café and facilities building, 15 fishermen's cabins, new manager's dwelling and workshop at 460 peg competition and leisure angling centre in the Sussex countryside and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Submission of reserved matters application.


Humberts Leisure

Oakdown Holiday Park, Sidmouth, Devon AONB

Retrospective planning permission for development to serve a 50-pitch touring field at an established, award winning holiday park situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The development included a shower and toilet block, fire points, gravel access road, electric hook up points and a children's play area.


Humberts Leisure

Blackmore Vale Caravan Park, Dorset AHLV

Re-submission of tourist accommodation planning application for ten holiday lodges and ten all-weather touring pitches on touring park in the open countryside and in an Area of High Landscape Value.


Humberts Leisure

Gamekeeper Inn, North Yorks National Park

Hotel and restaurant planning consent secured to form twelve hotel letting rooms and conservatory extension to restaurant area at public house within North Yorkshire National Park. The application was accompanied by a tourism need and viability report and a full planning statement highlighting the planning policy in support of rural business extensions in the national park.


Humberts Leisure

Merley Court Touring Park, Poole, Dorset

Tourism planning permission secured for twelve holiday lodges to replace touring pitches, on a large touring holiday park adjacent to a listed historic house and in the Green Belt.


Humberts Leisure

Hassocks, South Downs AONB

Tourist accommodation planning application for 25 holiday lodges, reception and meeting space on land designated for recreation within the South Downs National Park. Supported by a Visual Impact Assessment, Transport Statement, Tourism Need Assessment and overall Vision Statement.


Key Contacts

Martin Taylor, +44 (0)20 7911 2220

Debbie Marriage, +44 (0)20 7911 2241

Rachel Whaley,
+44 (0)113 280 8081