A new holiday park being built in Montgomeryshire has been granted a premises licence – despite one objector warning it could spoil the 'peace and tranquility' of the area.

Powys County Council’s Licencing sub-committee has approved the application from Jonathan Williams and Lisa Hughes for a licence for the Four Seasons Country and Leisure Park at Trefeglwys.

It comes after the council previously approved plans to convert Mid Wales Shooting Centre  at Ffinnant Farm into a park with 65 holiday lodges, 72 static caravans and 70 touring pitches.

But the licence bid was met with objections, including from one man, Tony Kelly, who compared the outcome to popular seaside resorts Rhyl and Tywyn.

County Times: Rhyl seafront. Pic: Gwenda Roberts.Rhyl seafront. Pic: Gwenda Roberts.

Mr Kelly said: “We’re talking of a full occupancy of 400 people, with so many, how on earth is that going to be controlled?

“I don’t see any plan or structure for regulation.

“I don’t think that with drinking, eating, dancing and music all day every day which is what the licence is applied for, is conducive with peace quiet and indeed a Mid-Wales valley.

“Mid Wales is not about this, it’s not Rhyl or Tywyn, it’s about peace and tranquility.”

But applicant Jonathan Williams told the panel of three councillors: “It’s a fine dining restaurant with a bar it’s not going to be a nightclub or anything of the sort.

“We’re trying to create a five-star holiday complex where people come for peace and tranquility.”

He added that he had already employed a “top class chef” for the restaurant.

Mr Williams added:  “There’s no plans to have music playing seven days a week the only reason it’s on the application is for when we have outdoor events, say a barbecue or pizza evening.

“It will be run in the strictest way; we don’t want any rowdiness or hassle.”

The application, for the sale of alcohol from 10am to 1am all week at the clubhouse, was approved

The holiday park would be allowed live and recorded music as well as dancing from 12pm to 12am all week, indoor sporting events and show films would be allowed from 10 am to 10pm, and hot food and drink could be served until 12am (midnight).