Delay stalls move to have 68 holiday cabins set up in forest

By Keri Trigg | Ludlow | News | Published:

Controversial plans for a holiday cabin park on the Shropshire border have been hit by further delays.

How the forest could have looked with cabins tucked into the greenery

The Forestry Commission and Forest Holidays unveiled plans earlier in the year that would see 68 cabins along with other facilities built in Mortimer Forest, just south of Ludlow.

The proposals met with mixed reaction from the start and led to the formation of a campaign group to fight off the scheme.

The Forestry Commission today revealed it has hit a number of problems and cannot yet say when a planning application might be submitted to Herefordshire Council.

Members of the campaign group

Spokeswoman Libby Burke said: "Following our extensive consultation, we have listened carefully to all feedback and we have been concentrating on a number of practical issues.

"Whilst we work to examine their impact, we are currently not in a position to bring forward a planning application."

Ludlow councillor Andy Boddington said a representative from the Forestry Commission had agreed to attend a public meeting with Ludlow and Clee Area Local Joint Committee after the plans go in.

But, with the site lying just over the county border, councillors in Shropshire will get no formal say on whether it is approved.

Keri Trigg

By Keri Trigg
Reporter - @KeriTrigg_Star

Reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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