A planning application for 55 new holiday lodges has been submitted close to Beverley as a result of a tourism report.
FCC Environment Ltd has put forward their proposals for a holiday park. It will be at Catwick Grange which located between the villages of Brandesburton and Leven.
The application is due to the demand for accommodation as tourism in the region continues to grow.
David Molland from FCC Environment said;
“This proposed development lies adjacent to the former quarry and restored landfill site. It provides a unique opportunity to offer a sustainable benefit to the community utilising a redundant site.”
“It also is opening up a significant area of land for recreational use.”
“The development will comprise a mixture of 4 to 8 person lodges. It will also include a reception and facilities building.”
“It will contain a restaurant and bar area, indoor gaming room, retail shop and cycle hire.”
“The on-site facilities are expected to attract visitors throughout the year. It will contribute to the local economy all year round. Crucially, the development will also provide 22 full-time jobs.”
A recent report showed the importance tourism plays in the East Riding’s local economy. The East Riding Tourism Accommodation Study showed that tourism is clearly linked to the prosperity of the region
As a result of the study, FCC say they have brought forward their Planning Application in an area that has a predominately rural setting.
Holiday Lodges Will Enhance Tourism Offering And Support Local Economy
They add their proposed development will complement other well-established tourism and leisure sites successfully operating in the area.
FCC Environment also feel confident that their plan supports East Ridings’ ambition to develop scaled and aesthetically designed accommodation projects. All of which will see tourism become an ever more sustainable sector of the local economy.
One of the UK’s leading resource and waste management businesses the company has a large landholding across the UK.
Much of the land was once associated with its waste management and quarry operations.
As part of its commitment to environmental excellence, FCC Environment has embarked on a process of reviewing its redundant land.
They want it to be brought back into productive use and the planning application at Catwick Grange forms a part of that plan.