News round-up: Big plans unveiled by developers

Posted in topic Holiday industry news on 23rd October 2017

£25 million holiday resort plans revealed

AMBITIOUS plans for a £25 million luxury holiday resort in Cornwall have been unveiled by developers.

Kingfisher Resorts has outlined plans for an impressive-looking complex boasting a hotel, leisure facilities, villas and apartments on the site of a former caravan park at Carbis Bay, reports Cornwall Live.

The site has planning permission for 123 holiday homes – 29 of which have been built to date.

Kingfisher said it plans to invest £25 million developing the Una Resort, which will feature a collection of iconic buildings, and has already spend more than £200,000 creating Una Kitchen, a Mediterranean restaurant.

Company director Damian Sargent told Cornwall Live: “Una St Ives enjoys a fantastic location and we want to realise its full potential in creating a word-class resort featuring iconic architecture that takes its inspiration from the Cornish landscape.

“What we are proposing is only a very slight increase in the amount of development compared to the previously approved plans. We have significantly increased the amount of landscaping, including a wider green buffer between us and neighbouring properties, which is something that came out of our consultations with the community.”

East Yorkshire golf club to become holiday park

A FORMER golf club in East Yorkshire is set to re-open as a five-star holiday park in early 2018.

Allerthorpe Golf Club, near Pocklington, which closed four years ago, has been taken over by luxury holiday home company Park Leisure, reports the Pocklington Post.

Developers say the new park could create more than 40 jobs and that the site will be transformed into a high end holiday park exclusively for owners, featuring 150 luxury holiday homes for sale.

Park Leisure said its plans had already attracted significant interest with all 150 homes expected to sell quickly.

Park Leisure Allerthorpe will operate 12 months a year and the company said it will deliver a luxury experience at the site.

Miles Dewhurst, CEO and co-founder of Park Leisure, told the Post: “Home to our headquarters and three of our existing parks, Yorkshire is incredibly important to us as a business, and we’re pleased to extend our holiday home offering within the region.

“Allerthorpe is ideally situated in an idyllic rural setting within easy reach of York, and provides us with a fantastic opportunity to contribute to Yorkshire’s growing popularity as one of the most desirable holiday locations in the UK.”

Park will ‘not become a housing estate’

MULTIMILLION pound plans for a holiday park near a nature reserve on the Isle of Man have come under fire from locals and conservationists.

The proposal includes 55 lodges on Glen Truan golf course near Ayres nature reserve in Bride.

Developer John Morphet told the BBC that it was “nonsense” lodges would become houses and gave reassurances about wildlife.

Local residents have voiced concerns that the lodges could become a residential development at Ayres, which is a registered Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI).

“I’ve been developing lodge businesses for 30 years and any concerns it will turn into a housing estate are nonsense,” Mr Morphet told the BBC.