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Councillors have backed plans to create a new caravan park on the outskirts of Insch and hope it will encourage tourists to visit the area.
Ron Young lodged plans with Aberdeenshire Council to build the facility on land at Dunnydeer Home Farm South.
The site, which is surrounded by the Insch Golf Club course, will have space for 21 static caravans.
Each caravan on the site will be privately owned, but no full-time permanent residents will live on the park.
Hopes caravan park will bring economic boost to Insch
Mr Young wanted to develop the site to create a “new and sustainable business” while providing job opportunities for locals.
Each caravan is expected to have between two to three-bedrooms and will include a parking space.
The caravans will be placed around a central area featuring a large communal space and a landscaped play area for youngsters.
Six additional visitor parking spaces will also be created.
It is anticipated that work to clear the yard site along with the park’s construction would create five jobs.
Once open, the caravan park would have one full-time member of staff – a manager who would live in a house to the north of the site.
Three part-time roles will also be created to cover gardening, cleaning and site maintenance.
But if the business proves to be a success, it has potential to expand in the future.
As Mr Young