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Colliers Holdings, Nelson

Tourism and Education Development

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The proposal seeks to diversify a farm use from agriculture to a tourism and educational land-based facility on land at Colliers Holdings, Nelson, Caerphilly. The proposed development meets the objectives of PPG Wales (Ed 10) and Local Development Plan policies in relation to diversification of farmland to tourism/educational use. In particular the tourism side of the business complements and supports the non-statutory Ystrad Mynach Master Plan with its focus on locally generated tourism to match existing tourism and leisure experiences at Penallta Parc, Llancaiach Fawr Wern Woodland Park.

In relation to the site’s setting in the Mynydd Eglwysilan Special Landscape Area (SLA), the proposal complies with the Council’s pre-application advice in ensuring that the development provides a strategic landscape response that tackles current visual issues.

The current business working out of the proposed site employs one person, a family member. The project looks to employ at least 10 people plus family members and the aim is to continue as a family run business. The applicants hope to extend employment opportunities as the business grows and develops.

The existing buildings are to be demolished and replaced with a new structure. The new building is mainly single storey with a part mezzanine over the ground floor play and party zone area. The ground floor area would comprise:

Entrance area

Café

Kitchen and staff room

Café and play area and party play zone

Toilets

Vets Store

17 animal pens and access corridor