Acorus gains planning permission for fishing lakes and caravan site in Kent

15th March, 2019 by Acorus

Sandwich Coarse Fishery is located in attractive countryside near to the Port Town of Sandwich in Kent.

The site was formerly part of a fruit farm and contained irrigation reservoirs.  

Acorus Managing Director Brian Barrow has worked with the owners on a number of projects and achieved planning permission to change the use of the reservoirs to fishing lakes in 2006.  This included a small clubhouse.  

The fishery has since become a popular attraction in the area.

Due to the demand from fishermen to offer on site accommodation, Acorus prepared an application and secured planning permission for 18 caravan touring pitches in 2016, which have again proven popular.

More recently planning permission was obtained to remove the planning condition associated with the site which restricted the number of pitches to 18 to allow for 30 pitches.  This has enabled the site to further develop its reputation. More information can be obtained at

Additional photos of the site are available here.

For further advice please contact:

Brian Barrow  BSc (Hons), MRICS
Rural Planning Director 

The following information sheet provides some guidance on planning applications.

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