Nudists in row with planning chiefs over camp site in Ringwood
Avonvale Sun Club operates out of a campsite in Highwood Copse in Ringwood and earlier this year applied for a certificate of lawful use to the planning authority.
If it had been accepted the application would legitimise the use of camping and caravanning by the club’s members when they stay at the site, something they say they have already been doing for a long time.
However it was rejected by the New Forest National Park Authority (NPA) on the grounds that there was no evidence caravans had occupied part of the site for more than 10 years, which would have been a requirement.
Stripped of their right to legitimately camp on site, the naturists are now taking on the NPA by appealing the decision.
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