Docker D-Day looms over 30 caravan plan

Docker Park Farm.
Docker Park Farm.

A final decision could be made on a divisive plan to build 30 holiday homes at a family open farm next Monday (April 7).

The owners of Docker Park Farm at Arkholme are seeking permission for 30 static caravans on open land currently used for grazing and rearing animals.

Lancaster City Council’s planning committee delayed making a decision at their last meeting in February in order to visit the site themselves.

This sparked an official complaint by John Tamlin, owner of Docker Park Farm, about how Conservative councillors dealt with the issue.

Council officers have once again recommended permission should be granted.

Thirty eight people have written to the council supporting the project, with 28 against.

Those in favour say the scheme will benefit nearby businesses and create jobs. Those against claim it will impact upon the landscape and may disturb neighbours.

Several other decisions will be made at next Monday’s meeting, scheduled for 10.30am at Lancaster Town Hall.

Plans to convert the former Warehouse nightclub and motorbike showroom on North Road into 17 student flats, a shop, an office and a launderette could be approved.

A new driving range at Lancaster Golf Club, a refurbishment plan for The Platform venue in Morecambe and a controversial wind turbine at Greenlands Farm, Priest Hutton will also be discussed.