The Caravan and Motorhome Club (CAMC) is considering its options after the Government threw out its proposal to move its current Bristol site to a new location in a flood risk area.
Housing minister Stuart Andrew turned down the club’s application to open a new site on a former police training ground, despite a planning inspector saying the site could easily be evacuated if there was the threat of a flood.
The minister said there might be a risk to life if the site flooded too quickly.
The club has to move from its current site at Baltic Wharf, which it leases from the council, because the council wants to turn the site into apartments.
Bristol City Council, which had already approved the new site, said the decision showed that more investment needed to be made in flood defences in Bristol – something it is currently working on with the Environment Agency.
A council spokesperson said: “Tourism is a large part of the city’s success, and having a thriving caravan club contributes to Bristol’s vibrant and diverse visitor offer.”
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