PLANS to add a spa and tennis court to a caravan site on the Powys/Shropshire border have been given the green light.

Salop Leisure wants to build the luxury extension to its Seven Oaks Caravan Park complex between Coedway and Crew Green, near Llandrinio.

It has now been granted outline planning permission for the plans – but it must still get detailed plans through before work can begin.

The new building would measure around  25 metres in length and width, with a height to the eaves of 2.5 metres and 6.2 metres at its highest point.

It is expected to be just under 500 square metres, but the exact details will be confirmed in a more detailed application.

This will add to the facilities already at the 35-acre site, which include pitch and putt golf, crown green bowling, fishing lakes and river fishing and state of the art gym facilities.

While this application is new, outline planning permission had already been given in the past to build three “dwellings” at this site.

These will now be moved to another part of the park.

County Times: Seven Oaks Caravan Park in Crew Green. Picture: Google MapsSeven Oaks Caravan Park in Crew Green. Picture: Google Maps

The location of the park

Powys county council planning officer Richard Edwards, said: “New tourist development is encouraged because of its contribution to the economy in terms of visitor spending, supporting local business and employment generation.

“The council seeks to ensure that developments are sustainable, and do not have an unacceptably adverse impact and effect upon the character and appearance of an area, the natural and historic environment or existing amenities, assets or designations.

“Officers are satisfied that the proposed development complies with the relevant policies and the decision is one of approval.”

Agent Stuart Thomas of Berry’s Property Business and Planning, said in a Design and Access statement which supported the application: “The development of a Spa at the park will further extend the facilities available, increasing the park’s attractiveness to potential holiday makers and consequently ensuring its continued viability and success.

“The proposal, by supporting the viability and attractiveness of the existing holiday park, will help to sustain existing services and businesses in the local area for the benefit of both tourists and the local community alike.”