Planning permission obtained for new mountain bike facility in Gloucestershire
Planning permission has been secured by HPP for a change of use of existing agricultural land and barns to leisure and formation of a mountain bike facility at Crickley Hill, Witcombe, Gloucestershire. The approved facility includes downhill trails, and dirt jumps and will be available to private users and to schools and colleges.
The site is within the Cotswold AONB, however the LPA agreed with the conclusions reached by HPP that the development would not impact the landscape character. The recreational and tourist facility was found by the LPA to be generally supported by Local Plan policy.