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North east campsite to be popular among cyclists and walkers

A planning officer has noted that a new campsite in the north east of England could be popular among campers who enjoy walking and cycling.

According to the Northumberland Gazette, a former RAF Boulmer administration site is being recommended for planning approval by local officials, which would end a two-year application process for the developers.

The planning officer noted that there is demand for high-quality campsites in the area; adding that the proposed spot in Longhoughton could be especially popular among cyclists and walkers.

"It has been identified that the site is located along side a number of long-distance footpaths and cycle trails. It is considered that the proposal fulfils a gap in the local market for walkers and cyclists travelling along the Northumberland coast," they explained in a report.

The camping planning application was previously held up due to concerns raised by Northumbrian Water and the Environment Agency.

Originally submitted in August 2009, the application was put forward by Northumberland Estates, which wants to create 62 touring caravan pitches and 50 camping spots, according to Caravan Times.

The proposal was recommended for approval at a Northumberland County Council meeting last weekend, which means development of the site could be on the horizon.