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Rutland Agricultural Society withdraws plans for 50 camping pitches at Rutland Showground1 amid chaos caused by a Light and Life festival

Rutland Showground has withdrawn its planning application for 150 camping pitches amid chaos caused by a festival it is hosting.

Rutland Agricultural Society, which owns the Rutland Showground, previously applied for approval to create 120 basic pitches and 30 with electric, in a bid to boost the charity’s profits.

The proposal was to change the land use adjacent to the showground site at Showground Way, Barleythorpe, Rutland for a campsite and caravan park, and to allow it to host outdoor events and shows.

GV of the Rutland Showground
GV of the Rutland Showground

However, after issues caused by the Light and Life festival which it is currently hosting, the proposal received many objections from members of the public.

Today (June 23) Rutland County Council received a formal instruction to withdraw, with immediate effect, the planning application relating to the showground.

The application has now been marked as withdrawn in the council’s records and comments on it can no longer be made on the council’s website.

If the owners of the showground wish to pursue these proposals again in future, it would require submission of a new application for planning permission to the county council.

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