A flying visit

An inspector has granted planning permission for the change of use of a holiday let at a farm in the Dorset countryside to a residential dwelling (DCS Number 400-027-001), finding it unlikely that any significant variation in the pattern of vehicle use would arise.

He also reasoned that any alleged environmental harm arising from the use of private motor vehicles must be set against that which had arisen or could arise from travel by holidaymakers using the let. He considered that this could be substantial, taking into account the fact that they could travel to and from the site from much any part of the world.

That must be a good point which we don’t generally take into consideration, and which might lead scientific minds out there towards an interesting carbon emissions calculation.

There is a section on self-catering holiday accommodation at 9.5 of DCP Online.