A proposed expansion to a caravan park in Powys has been denied planning permission by Powys County Council.

An application for planning permission, submitted by Parc Cynhinfa over a year ago in April 2023, has been refused by the council

The lengthy application process has seen the Mid Wales static caravan park in Pontrobert, near Meifod, proposing to expand its premises by building two additional twin units, three holiday static caravan units and the installation of a treatment plant and associated works.

The proposed units were located within the grounds of the existing caravan park, positioned over concrete pads.


The planning application states: “The location of the proposed static caravans is seen as a logical extension of the site which would not detract from the overall character and appearance of the area.”

In addition to the extra caravans, the application also outlines a proposal for a new drainage system to facilitate the new holiday units.

It adds: “A new drainage system is proposed, as the existing site is at capacity in terms of the present foul drainage arrangement.

“The new drainage system will be a package treatment plant.  It will have a minimum design population capacity of 20 people. It will have outfall to watercourse.  The outfall will be subject to a separate licensing from NRW (Natural Resources Wales).”

However, after a year of consideration and revisions, Powys County Council announced in May 2024 that they were refusing to grant planning permission to the proposal, citing a lack of information within the application.

A spokesperson for the council said: “The grounds for the Council’s decision to REFUSE permission for the development are that the proposed development fails to satisfactorily demonstrate there will be no unacceptable, adverse impact on ecology or biodiversity and is therefore contrary to Future Wales, The National Plan 2040, Planning Policy Wales the Powys Local Development Plan policy and Supplementary Planning Guidance: Biodiversity and Geodiversity SPG.”