An application for six holiday chalets on a town site have now been given the green light.

Plans for six holiday chalets in Cockermouth were submitted to Allerdale Council’s planning department.

Violet Bank Holiday Park is a well established leisure park located on the south eastern edge of Cockermouth, off Simonscales Lane.

The Park is sited within a well landscaped boundary that forms a rectangular shape with the A66 to the south and residential development to the north.

The planning statement that was submitted to Allerdale Council reads: “The nature of holidays in the UK has become increasingly diverse with people going away several times a year, no longer exclusively in the summer months.

“The spread of this demand over more of the year improves the use made of holiday accommodation and is advantageous to local communities such as Cockermouth which are supported by the spending generated by the tourism industry.

“The impact of the development on the local economy in Cockermouth is heightened given that the community is still heavily reliant on tourism and farming.

“Therefore, the addition of a further six static caravans at the park will provide a sustainable boost for the local economy helping to facilitate job growth and prosperity.”

It then continues: “Recognition that tourism development sometimes needs to traverse settlement boundaries, specifically for this type of development, is outlined both within Policy S17 & Policy SA32. The aforementioned policies confirm that new tourism accommodation will be supported in countryside locations when it constitutes an extension to an existing Leisure Park.

“With regards to other material considerations, the siting of six static caravans on the enclosed urban area of land proposed would have no significantly harmful impact (directly or indirectly) on the countryside.

"Thus, the scheme is in full accordance with the Development Plan.”

The town council recommended that the plans were refused due to overdevelopment however, they’ve now been given the go-ahead.

No other objections were submitted.

The development has been approved and must start within three years of the approval.