New 129-lodge holiday park to be created in Nottinghamshire

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Planning permission has been granted for a new holiday park consisting of 129 lodges for tourists. The holiday park will create 120 new jobs and will include a shop, gym, swimming pool, restaurant and reception. The new holiday park will be built next to Clumber Park (pictured right).

Bassetlaw District Council has granted planning permission for the new holiday destination to UK holiday park operator Coppergreen. The operator said it had acquired a number of sites across the country, including Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, Kenwick Park Golf Hotel and Spa, and Lodge Park in Lincolnshire.

The group, led by co-founders David and Donna Copley (pictured right), said it specialises in quality yet affordable holiday lodge parks, tapping into the growing trend towards ‘staycations’, providing a “higher-end alternative to caravan parks”. 

Mr Copely said, “The acquisition of Kenwick Park and Clumber Park are fantastic additions to the group and fit perfectly with our mission to provide visitors with quality accommodation in some of the most beautiful settings in the UK.

"The development of both Woodland Lakes and Piperdam have resulted in increased bookings over the past two years and we’re delighted by the positive response from both new and returning visitors."

The Business Growth Fund (BGF), an independent company which invests in growing companies, has invested a further £10m in Coppergreen's recent acquisitions, while HSBC has provided £15.3m towards these purchases and general group capital expenditure.

Barry Jackson, of the BGF, who sits on the board for Coppergreen, said: "Led by David and Donna, Coppergreen’s expansion has progressed well since our initial investment and we’re delighted to support the acquisition of the two additional parks and further investment in the current portfolio, with this new investment.

"The team has developed a model and offering that really resonates with visitors, providing strong potential for further growth."

Source: Nottinghamshire Live