2013 AWARDS, LANDSCAPING & PLANNING NEWS
Awards We are very please to report that Stonehenge Campsite has won a David Bellamy - Silver Award as 1 October 2012 in only our 2nd year for the Conservation, Wildlife and Eco Friendly work we have done on the site over the last 4 years ( 2009-2012)
Features such as solar panels, water saving taps, reuse of water and the 5,000 Trees and Hedgerow plants we have planted over the last 4 years helped
We have also been awarded for the 2nd year running Grade 2* by the Britsh Tourist Board which is nice
We are also brand new corperate members of The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. The first and only Campsite in Wiltshire supporting conservation in the area. Leading from the front and putting something back into the area
We have also been selected as one of only 30 family run campsites in the UK to be part of the Discover-Countryside network
WCC Site Licence Its official we got our Caravan Site Licence from WCC ( Ref 201108PMN) following our application in July 2011.
LANDSCAPING @ 19 April 2013
Photo from 2011 of new hedge which has since doubled and is up to top of fence in less than 2years
PLANNING NEWS & HISTORY
We have full planning for 15 Pitches year round & more in Summer. Granted on Appeal 11 July 2011 A great result for common sense. See Salisbury Journal Article of 12 July 2011.
Campsite Improvements Watch this space for our latest improvements! We have applied for planning for
1) 0000 PV Solar panels APPROVED
2) 0000 New Entrance Fencing .APPROVED
3) 0000 Wooden Pods ( The Pods ) Planning not required
4) 1555 - New state of the art Shower Block - APPROVED 7 March 2013
5) 1777 - Landscaping APPROVED 7 March 2013
6) 0056 - Wardens - Rejected 18 April 2013. We will appeal and submit new application
7) 1603 - Lighting Pending
Thank you to all our supporters
We need your support on all our applications due to a very small minority of one NIMBY neighbour so please email WCC Planning Officer and support our ideas @ email@example.com
SOME REASONS WHY STONEHENGE CAMPSITE - Should be supported
1 Small Minority So what was all the fuss about? Its was about a small minority of locals ( 2-3 key individuals - less than 1% of the community) who thought that all campers are rowdy, it will devalue there houses, will spoil the landscape, that we are damaging the Fauna & Flora and that there will be no economic benifit ( They were joking!) and that the landscaping will not screen the site - ever!
2 Landscaping The site has been open for over almost 4 years since April 2009 , many of the hedges are already 4-5 ft high and we think the landscaping looks amazing! What do you think?
3 Economic Benifit The site has already brought over £50,000+ of economic benifit into the area for local people and businesses. One example on one night only was "on 29 April 2011 Royal wedding I went to the local Boot Inn for a drink or two - there were 31 people eating and drinking that night and 16 of those people ( Over 50%) were from the campsite and they spent over £350+ on food and drink! " It is utterly silly to say that local business do not get major benifit or do not support the site - Please tell me which pubs, farm shop, taxi firms and local businesses do not want support in these difficult times?
4 Demand Some locals said there was no demand? We are now getting between 80 -100 people visit our website every day . With visits from over 78 Countries to date. Why do we have a 115 Tents booked in and a waiting list for the Solstice. Of course this is yet another very silly suggestion and shows how un informed they are and how little they know.
5 Conclusion Common sense did prevail and a few small minded individuals will now have a lot more time to do good charitable work in the area and make sure the Lead dose not get stollen for the 3rd time off the Church roof!!
Thank You We would like to also give a big thank you to those pro Tourism Councilors for their help and support over the past 4 years - Councilors Hewitt, Councilor Divine & Councilor Westmoreland in particular ( Particularly after the efforts of a small and very vocal local NIMBY pressure group led by Martin & Rose Gairdner & Stephen Bush of Berwick St James ( The local Church Warden )who ran a prelonged negative campaign against the site and wanted the site closed!) - See Salisbury Journal article of 12 July 2011
I think Councilor Ian West ( Liberal Councilor) should hold his head in shame for his 4 year crusade against our campsite
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Updated 1 November 2012
Note: for the one or two Locals who are still anti the Campsite. . We have have been granted our Site Licence & have been Health & Safety inspected. We have won a David Bellamy Silver Award and a Visit Wiltshire 2* Grading.
We will be making further planning applications to improve our WC Shower & Sewage treatment facilities and to ensure we make it the very BEST campsite in South Wiltshire