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Application amended for holiday lodges at the All Saints Hotel and golf course

A controversial planning application for 70 new holiday lodges at a Fornham St Genevieve hotel and golf course has been withdrawn and an amended application submitted.

After over 100 people attended a Fornham All Saints Parish Council meeting in March to object to the plans for the the All Saints Hotel and golf course, M & D Developments has reduced the proposed number of lodges to 37.

M & D Developments said it had considered in detail all comments and views submitted in response to its planning application for the 70 holiday lodges.

All Saints Hotel, Fornham All Saints. Picture by Mark Westley.
All Saints Hotel, Fornham All Saints. Picture by Mark Westley.

A spokesman said: “In light of this, it has been decided that an amended application will be submitted reducing the number of lodges to around half that originally proposed.

“In addition, the lodges will all be sited remotely from any neighbouring residential properties on a small site in the southwest corner of the golf course that is not visible from the surrounding area.

“Access to the site will be from a single point off the A1101 with no vehicles or traffic associated with the lodges needing to enter the village. Traffic between the lodges and hotel facilities will utilise an electric golf buggy track within the site allowing people to move freely.”

Letters were sent to all residents about the amended application.

Howard Quayle, chairman of Fornham All Saints Parish Council, said his understanding was that it was not an amended application but the previous application had been withdrawn and a new one submitted.

He said: “The first application came forward in March – that [parish council] meeting saw a big application for 70 lodges. The scheme was split over two parts of the site – a caravan park north and a caravan park south. Now the application is for 37 lodges. The original application will be withdrawn. In terms of the scheme people will see it will reduce the lodges from 70 to 37.”

Fornham All Saints Parish Council is holding a public meeting to discuss the new application on Tuesday, September 19, at 7.30pm in the village hall.

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