Canadian City Rejects New RV Park Plan
The Cavendish Resort Municipality on Canada's Prince Edward Island has turned down a re-zoning application that would have allowed a campground next to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival grounds, according to CBC News.
Festival organizers had wanted to open a 77-site facility beside the concert grounds. If it had received the go-ahead, the area would have been set up on a temporary basis this year, and operate through the entire tourist season in 2011.
Mel Gass, Cavendish council chairman, said the application was voted down at a meeting earlier this week.
He said the application to rezone the land to allow for a campground came from George Boyle, who had an agreement with festival organizers that if he could get the land re-zoned to allow for RV parking, they would buy the property from him.
Festival organizers had withdrawn their application to set up the campground.
Earlier this month, council heard concerns from residents who were worried about increased traffic, noise and sewage troubles.
They also said there wouldn't be enough business to support a new campground.
Gass said the only camping permitted in the Cavendish area is in already approved campgrounds.
The Cavendish Beach Music Festival runs from July 7 to 11 and features such musical acts as Keith Urban and Taylor Swift.