News from the Caravan World

Green light for caravan park scheme
THE Beachcomber Holiday Park could be set for a longer holiday season on parts of its site.
Members of North East Lincolnshire Council's planning committee yesterday backed proposals to allow the Humberston venue to rent out its static caravans in the north west corner of the park during the winter months.
ThisIsGrimsby 5th Jun 2009
Judy is home at last, two years after Upton's flood nightmare
A WOMAN is preparing to return home after living in a caravan for almost two years following the devastating 2007 summer floods.
Judy Gibson has started moving dozens of boxes containing her possessions back into her rebuilt cottage in Ferry Lane, Uckinghall, near Upton-upon-Severn.
The cottage was virtually destroyed after water rose to a depth of four-and-a-half feet during the unprecedented floods two summers ago.
Berrows Journal 4th Jun 2009
Caravan Parks Could Face Future on Lease
ANGUS Council has taken steps to lease out three caravan parks - including the Lochside Caravan Park in Forfar - in an attempt to attract investment to the facilities.
Forfar Dispatch 4th Jun 2009
Caravan Parks Make For the Most Affordable and Fun
Some of my favourite vacations involved traveling to luxury lodges in a caravan or to log cabin holidays. I often look back on those trips with fond memories and ponder taking my family on one of these trips soon. However, before I do just that I need to purchase my own caravan which is more work than you may think. There are a number of different factors one needs to consider before choosing one. You’ll be happy you did once you do.
Awning Centre 1st Jun 2009
Do you know the address of your holiday static caravan?
Stickers to help holidaymakers identify where they are calling from in an emergency will be issued to all east coast caravans this summer.
PCSO Wood said: "Not only will the stickers assist the emergency services, we hope they will assist people holidaying in caravans across the area, with services such as taxis and takeaways and providing reassurance during their stay in the area."
Skegness Standard 28th May 2009
Eco-park plans turned down
Owners of the Budle Bay caravan park and campsite at Waren Mill have had an appeal to a government planning inspector over a proposed £3m redevelopment of the site thrown out.
Peter Horne, director of Red Ridge Residential Ltd and Ingoe Mill Ltd, was seeking planning permission for static vans, with grass roofs, areas for wildlife and planting and the on-site recycling of waste water.
Journal Live 27th May 2009
Holiday Park Open Day
Bentley Country Park near Colchester, Essex is holding an open day tomorrow (Sat 23rd May 2009). Pop along and meet our friendly staff and look around the park whilst sipping a glass of wine in the sunshine!
Bentley Country Park 22nd May 2009
Planning Issues!
A householder is wanting to install a log cabin in his front garden.
And, despite an objection from a neighbour, planners are recommending that the go-ahead is given.
NorthWest Evening Mail 20th May 2009
Log Cabins Make Way for Endangered Dormice
THE humble dormouse could scupper plans for a multi-million pound log cabin holiday village near Winchester, it has emerged.
The tiny creature has been spotted at the site of the 130-cabin village planned for Black Wood, near Micheldever.
Romsey Advertiser 19th May 2009
MP denies plans to pay back caravan expenses
MP HARRY Cohen has denied claims that he will pay back cash for work on a caravan, saying he never spent tax payers' money on it in the first place.
Redbridge News 15th May 2009
More Brits Holidaying in UK
A HOLIDAY company based in Derby has reported an increase in bookings of almost a half as more Britons look to take a break in the UK due to the credit crunch.
Derby Telegraph 14th May 2009
Modular eco-friendly houses launched
If you are considering replacing your own static caravan on your own land with a larger property, a Viridis Home may be worth considering!
In some cases even planning permission may not be needed. For example, if a bungalow is replacing a static caravan or being placed within the grounds of a domestic dwelling - Viridis Affordable Housing
Manchester Confidential 14th May 2009
Park off to a flying start, by George!
PLANS by an Ambleside holiday park to kick-start Cumbria's tourist season with a special St George's Day event were hailed an outstanding success.
More than 400 people journeyed to Skelwith Fold Caravan Park to take part in a celebration of England's patron saint over the weekend of April 25 and 26.
Lakeland Echo 14th May 2009
Signs of recovery for caravan industry
A SURGE in bookings at East Yorkshire's holiday parks and a boost in sales for retailers and manufacturers are helping the region's caravan industry. 14th May 2009
New Touring Caravan Park Proposal
A farmer from Teesdale is hoping to provide a luxury touring caravan park near Gretna Bridge.
Teesdale Mercury 14th Jan 2009
Caravan Club Record
2008 saw a record number of UK site bookings for the Caravan Club, and 2009 looks set to break that number!
Northern Echo 13th Jan 2009
Credit crunch means more caravans!
As the credit crunch bites, more and more people are favouring staying in the UK for their holiday instead of jetting off abroad. In fact, more and more people are turning back to the humble caravan!
Wales Online 13th Jan 2009
Caravan tour of UK with James and Oz
James May and Oz Clarke are going off on another tour together - this time in a caravan around the UK, on a quest to taste our bitters, whiskies, gins and ales!
The Times Online 8th Jan 2009
Carry on Camping!
John Hartley celebrated his 100th birthday on the 24th November. Born in Liverpool but now living near Chester, he is still very much full of life and enjoys touring the country in his Sprite Caravans with his daughter Margaret, who herself is now over 70 years old. 16th Dec 2008
The perils of not obtaining planning permission
A landowner in Cornwall has been given nine months to demolish a two story log cabin that has been built without planning permission. Although the story doesn't give too many details, it should be remembered that mobile homes may only be sited without planning permission where it is being used as an extension to an existing dwelling.
This is Cornwall 15th Dec 2008