PLANS to use part of a former RAF airfield near Bridgwater as a new caravan site will not go ahead.

Neil Chapman of the Caravan and Motorhome Club withdrew the plans on Monday, June 10, after initially applying to create a new storage site and park in January.

The applicant hoped to create a touring caravan site with 20 pitches, a caravan storage compound, and new reception and staff accommodation buildings, on land previously home to RAF Westonzoyland - now known as Spring Way Farm.

It was proposed that a new tarmac access road to the south of the site would be built to provide holidaymakers with a route into the park.

In addition to this, the proposed site would have included a caravan storage compound with 441 bays, and the potential for a further 58 to the south of the site.

The pitches were planned to be constructed using permeable, locally-sourced loose stone to reduce risk of flooding, whilst also enabling the park to be suitable during all weather conditions.

The proposed park would have been used to serve members of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, many of whom are elderly and prefer all-weather parks, according to the applicant.

An existing barn already on the site would have been utilised to provide a reception, office space, and toilet facilities

A caravan washdown unit for club members to clean their caravans whilst in storage was also amongst the plans.

Staff would've lived on the site for up to ten months inside a designated static caravan.

It was also proposed that the site would require a new internal road system to allow club members to access both the touring pitches and storage compound.

More information on the application can be viewed by searching the reference number 53/23/00020 on Somerset Council's online planning portal.