£9m holiday park proposal could create hundreds of jobs

A planning committee will assess proposals for a £9million holiday village project later this month – which could span hundreds of chalets and create several jobs in the tourism sector.

Proposals for Angrove County Park, Yorkshire, include plans for 179 chalets, elaborate fishing ponds, a large central hub with a café and restaurant, and cycle-hire facilities.

Developers hope that a committee hearing on June 23 will rule in favour of their planning application, which could bring hundreds of jobs to the region.

Those behind the project believe that Angrove County Park has the potential to make a total economic impact of £24.4m per year.

Planning consultant Steve Hesmondhalgh, who has collaborated with land owner and farmer Mr Alan Petch on the proposal, said: “We have worked closely with council planners and the proposal is better for having been through that collaborative process.

“The scheme that will shortly go to planning committee is an excellent form of farm diversification that will deliver both tourism jobs and much needed accommodation for cyclists and other visitors to the area.

“Cycling is playing an increasingly important role in the tourist economy of the region.”

The duo confirmed that, if their application is approved, the project would start this autumn, with an aim to complete building work and open the park in time for Spring/Summer 2017.

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