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Nevis Range, in Fort William, has put in planning permission to convert part of their very large carpark into an Aire. I have emailed the other four ski areas to suggest they do the same. Here is my email to Glencoe. The other emails were similar, just tweaked slightly to make them personal. I didn't attach any documents as someone said its best not to do that until you get a reply! So here is the email sent to Glencoe Ski Area:

Hi Glencoe Mountain Resort

I’m a campervan owner from Perthshire and would love to be able to use one of your EHU hook ups. Last summer I drove past every weekend but didn’t stay once because you were constantly fully booked, which was obviously great for you! But not so good for me.

I heard that you used to allow campervans/motorhome owners to also stay overnight in your large carpark, but that you had had a problem with that and stopped being so accommodating.

I wonder what your plans are for 2021?

The BBC recently reported on an expected staycation boom once lockdown is lifted. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-5 ... qX6OVZ9u2g

Last year demand far outstripped supply and it's likely to be even worse this year, but a campaign group called Campaign For Real Aires UK (CAMpRA) has been created and has, since the summer, gained over 15,000 members. CAMpRA has a commissioned a Motorhome Users’ Survey and a ‘Strategy For Motorhome Tourism In The UK Plan', creations that have done all the work for local authorities, and which have already been well received in many districts nationwide, where ‘Motorhome Mayhem’ is likely to cause trouble this Easter. Examples of places that have been helped by CAMpRA and have already set up Airesare in Mallaig, Kinlochewe and Hawick (Borders)
THE ANSWER IS WITH CAMPRA

CAMpRA is on board with the Motor Caravanners’ Club for small sites and Camping-Car Parks, the leading French operator, which is expanding into the UK this year, looking for larger sites. Their sites have capacity for 20+ motorhomes and campervans, and provide all the services including EHU (electric hook up), plus barrier entrance security and CCTV. It is paid for with a pre-paid card, and 30 minute visits are also available for use of the services alone. CAMpRA is also building tour routes across popular holiday regions to guide motorhomers to suitable places to visit and things to do around each location.

It would be great if you were able to open up your carpark to more campervans/motorhome users again in 2021. I understand why you removed the extra provision last year, but I wonder if CAMpRA could help you so that you can set up a facility that works for you?

Contact CAMpRA at www.CAMpRA.org.uk

and on Facebook at https://facebook.com/groups/campra.uk

Reply to me or email: steve@campra.org.uk
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Great letter Liz, if we can find a link to the planning application we can add comments of support
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Here is a link to the Nevis Range planning application: https://wam.highland.gov.uk/wam/applica ... ab=summary

And if you click on the "contacts" tab on the application you find the emails of the councillors involved!
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11 March 2021; Permission Granted.

PLANNING PERMISSION Reference No: 20/04955/FUL
Dated: 11th March 2021
Susan Macmillan
………………………….
Area Planning Manager
Page 1 of 6
To:
Nevis Range Development Co Ltd
Per: Mr Gary Kennedy
Nevis Range
Casaelca
Upper Inverroy
Roy Bridge
PH31 4AQ
Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (As Amended)
Planning Etc. (Scotland) Act 2006
DECISION NOTICE
Facilities for camper vans/ motorhomes for water supply, toilet waste disposal, grey water
disposal, formation of parking area, amenity structure, footbridge, and associated works
Nevis Range, Torlundy, Fort William, PH33 6SW
The Highland Council in exercise of its powers under the above Acts grants planning permission
for the above development in accordance with the particulars given in the application and the
following documents:
Document Type Document No. Version No. Date Received
General Plan 000001 REV B 04.01.2021
Site Layout Plan CAS-00001 REV B 19.02.2021
Location Plan CAS-00002 REV B 04.01.2021
Site Layout Plan CAS-00003 REV B 04.01.2021
Site Layout Plan CAS-00004 REV B 04.01.2021
Site Layout Plan CAS-00005 REV B 04.01.2021
Site Layout Plan CAS-00006 REV B 04.01.2021
Site Layout Plan CAS-00007 REV B 04.01.2021
General Plan CAS-00008 REV B 04.01.2021
General Plan CAS-00009 REV B 04.01.2021
General Plan CAS-00019 09.02.2021
General Plan CAS-00020 09.02.2021
General Plan CAS-00021 22.02.2021
General Plan DS1203 14.12.2020
General Plan SE10.0 REV 3 14.12.2020
PLANNING PERMISSION Reference No: 20/04955/FUL
Dated: 11th March 2021
Susan Macmillan
………………………….
Area Planning Manager
Page 2 of 6
CONDITIONS AND REASONS
This permission is granted subject to the following conditions and reasons:
1. The campervan/motorhome bays and services facilities shall not be made publicly available
until a scheme for the provision of signage which clearly indicates that the car park may be at
risk of flooding and that overnight parking is therefore not permitted, has been submitted
to and approved in writing by the Planning Authority. Thereafter the development shall
proceed in accordance with this approved scheme.
Reason: To minimise the risk to users of the approved development from flooding, in
accordance with policy 64 of the Highland wide Local Development Plan.
2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3 and Schedule 1 of the Town and Country Planning
(General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 (as amended, revoked or reenacted; with or without modification), no development, other than the footbridge and path
shown on drawing CAS/00005/B dated 04/01/2021, shall take place within 6 metres of any
watercourse without planning permission being granted on application to the Planning
Authority.
Reason: To ensure that development which is normally permissible without the need for
a planning application is carefully managed and does not encroach onto riparian buffer strips.
Such buffers strips are required a) for the maintenance of watercourses within the application
site, b) to account for natural watercourse migration, and c) in order to safeguard property
from flood risk, in accordance with policy 64 of the Highland wide Local Development Plan.
3. No development, site excavation or groundwork shall commence until all retained trees have
been protected against construction damage using protective barriers located beyond the
Root Protection Area (in accordance with BS5837:2012 Trees in Relation to Design,
Demolition & Construction, or any superseding guidance prevailing at that time). These
barriers shall remain in place throughout the construction period and must not be moved or
removed during the construction period without the prior written approval of the Planning
Authority.
Reason: In order to ensure the protection of retained trees, which are important amenity
assets, during construction, in accordance with policy 51 of the Highland wide Local
Development Plan.
4. No development, site excavation or groundwork shall commence until a Tree Planting Plan
and Maintenance Programme has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Planning
Authority. The approved Tree Planting Plan shall be implemented in full during the first
planting season following commencement of development, or as otherwise approved in
writing by the Planning Authority, with maintenance thereafter being carried out in accordance
with the approved Maintenance Programme.
Reason: In order to ensure that compensatory tree planting is provided in lieu of those
trees which will be lost as a result of the development hereby granted permission, in
accordance with policy 51 of the Highland wide Local Development Plan and SPP.
PLANNING PERMISSION Reference No: 20/04955/FUL
Dated: 11th March 2021
Susan Macmillan
………………………….
Area Planning Manager
Page 3 of 6
Variations
During the processing of the application the following variations were made to the proposal:
1. Description amended to remove the overnight element of parking.
Section 75 Obligation
None.
IMPORTANT INFORMATIVES
Please read the following informatives and, where necessary, act upon the requirements specified:
REASON FOR DECISION
The proposals accord with the provisions of the Development Plan and there are no material
considerations which would warrant refusal of the application.
TIME LIMIT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PLANNING PERMISSION
In accordance with Section 58 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (as amended),
the development to which this planning permission relates must commence within THREE YEARS of
the date of this decision notice. If development has not commenced within this period, then this
planning permission shall lapse.
FOOTNOTE TO APPLICANT
Initiation and Completion Notices
The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (as amended) requires all developers to submit
notices to the Planning Authority prior to, and upon completion of, development. These are in addition
to any other similar requirements (such as Building Warrant completion notices) and failure to comply
represents a breach of planning control and may result in formal enforcement action.
1. The developer must submit a Notice of Initiation of Development in accordance with Section
27A of the Act to the Planning Authority prior to work commencing on site.
2. On completion of the development, the developer must submit a Notice of Completion in
accordance with Section 27B of the Act to the Planning Authority.
Copies of the notices referred to are attached to this decision notice for your convenience.
Flood Risk
It is important to note that the granting of planning permission does not imply there is an
unconditional absence of flood risk relating to (or emanating from) the application site. As per Scottish
Planning Policy (paragraph 259), planning permission does not remove the liability position of
developers or owners in relation to flood risk.
Consideration should be given to flood resilient siting and design for the service elements of the
development hereby granted permission.
Septic Tanks & Soakaways
Where a private foul drainage solution is proposed, you will require separate consent from the
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). Planning permission does not guarantee that
approval will be given by SEPA and as such you are advised to contact them direct to discuss the
PLANNING PERMISSION Reference No: 20/04955/FUL
Dated: 11th March 2021
Susan Macmillan
………………………….
Area Planning Manager
Page 4 of 6
matter (01349 862021).
Local Roads Authority Consent
In addition to planning permission, you may require one or more separate consents (such as road
construction consent, dropped kerb consent, a road openings permit, occupation of the road permit
etc.) from the Area Roads Team prior to work commencing. These consents may require additional
work and/or introduce additional specifications and you are therefore advised to contact your local
Area Roads office for further guidance at the earliest opportunity.
Failure to comply with access, parking and drainage infrastructure requirements may endanger road
users, affect the safety and free-flow of traffic and is likely to result in enforcement action being taken
against you under both the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 and the Roads
(Scotland) Act 1984.
Further information on the Council's roads standards can be found at:
http://www.highland.gov.uk/yourenvironm ... dtransport
Application forms and guidance notes for access-related consents can be downloaded from:
http://www.highland.gov.uk/info/20005/r ... _public_ro
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Mud & Debris on Road
Please note that it is an offence under Section 95 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 to allow mud or
any other material to be deposited, and thereafter remain, on a public road from any vehicle or
development site. You must, therefore, put in place a strategy for dealing with any material deposited
on the public road network and maintain this until development is complete.
Construction Hours and Noise-Generating Activities
You are advised that construction work associated with the approved development (incl. the
loading/unloading of delivery vehicles, plant or other machinery), for which noise is audible at the
boundary of the application site, should not normally take place outwith the hours of 08:00 and 19:00
Monday to Friday, 08:00 and 13:00 on Saturdays or at any time on a Sunday or Bank Holiday in
Scotland, as prescribed in Schedule 1 of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 (as amended).
Work falling outwith these hours which gives rise to amenity concerns, or noise at any time which
exceeds acceptable levels, may result in the service of a notice under Section 60 of the Control of
Pollution Act 1974 (as amended). Breaching a Section 60 notice constitutes an offence and is likely to
result in court action.
If you wish formal consent to work at specific times or on specific days, you may apply to the
Council's Environmental Health Officer under Section 61 of the 1974 Act. Any such application should
be submitted after you have obtained your Building Warrant, if required, and will be considered on its
merits. Any decision taken will reflect the nature of the development, the site's location and the
proximity of noise sensitive premises. Please contact env.health@highland.gov.uk for more
information.
Protected Species - Halting of Work
You are advised that work on site must stop immediately, and NatureScot must be contacted, if
evidence of any protected species or nesting/breeding sites, not previously detected during the
course of the application and provided for in this permission, are found on site. For the avoidance of
PLANNING PERMISSION Reference No: 20/04955/FUL
Dated: 11th March 2021
Susan Macmillan
………………………….
Area Planning Manager
Page 5 of 6
doubt, it is an offence to deliberately or recklessly kill, injure or disturb protected species or to
damage or destroy the breeding site of a protected species. These sites are protected even if the
animal is not there at the time of discovery. Further information regarding protected species and
developer responsibilities is available from NatureScot: https://www.nature.scot/professionaladv ... ed-species
Building Regulations
Please note that Building Regulations and/or a Building Warrant may be applicable to some or all of
the works described in this decision notice. You must check with the Council’s Building Standards
service prior to work commencing to establish what compliance or approval is necessary. If a warrant
is required, you must not commence work until one has been applied for and issued. For more
information, please contact Building Standards at Building.Standards@highland.gov.uk or on 01349
886608.
Land Ownership/Planning Permission
For the avoidance of doubt, the existence of planning permission does not affect or supersede an
individual's ownership or other legal rights. Please be advised that this permission does not entitle
you to build on, under or over ground outwith your ownership or to enter private ground to demolish,
construct or maintain your property.
Accordance with Approved Plans & Conditions
You are advised that development must progress in accordance with the plans approved under, and
any conditions attached to, this permission. You must not deviate from this permission without
consent from the Planning Authority (irrespective of any changes that may separately be requested at
the Building Warrant stage or by any other Statutory Authority). Any pre-conditions (those requiring
certain works, submissions etc. prior to commencement of development) must be fulfilled prior to
work starting on site. Failure to adhere to this permission and meet the requirements of all conditions
may invalidate your permission or result in formal enforcement action.
Utility checking on site
The https://www.linesearchbeforeudig.co.uk/ website is a self-service website to allow you to check
your proposal and site for utility assets before the commencement of any development on site.
PLANNING PERMISSION Reference No: 20/04955/FUL
Dated: 11th March 2021
Susan Macmillan
………………………….
Area Planning Manager
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Condition 1 Says overnight is not permitted?
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