Wooden sheds in caravan park have to go!

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Caravan owners who use the Moyle Council-owned caravan park in Cushendun will now have to remove any wooden sheds near their vans.

There has been an on-going dispute between Moyle District Council and caravan owners over the wooden sheds which have to be removed due to fire and health and safety regulations.

Council were given an update on the regualtions back in August 2014 and a meeting was then held with the newly formed Cushendun Caravan Occupiers Association (CCOA).

The mainpurpose of the meeting was to allow CCOA to make representations in relation to the removal of the sheds.

Council Techincal Services department recommended that the sheds be removed and this was agreed by members at last Monday’s meeting of Council.

Cllr Randal McDonnell said that if Moyle Council was the regulatory authority for caravan sites then there had to be a model for all sites. He said anyone using a Council-owned caravan site had to abide by Council rules.

Cllr Donal Cunningham, chair of the Council, said that the best the Cushendun owners could have hoped for was some “leniency” from the soon-to-be-defunct Moyle Council but when it comes before the new Causeway Coast and Glens Council, “they haven’t a mission”.

It was agreed to prohibit the presence of wooden sheds on all caravan parks for the season beginning April 2015.