LEISURE LAKES SET TO EVOLVE INTO MAJOR HOLIDAY RESORT

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Leisure Lakes have revealed their masterplan to completely transform their resort in Mere Brow. The new proposal is set to complement the existing plans to develop an 18-hole golf course on the site - which were approved by the West Lancs Council planning committee back in July 2014.

The new additions to the resort’s future vision include 107 woodland and lakeside holiday homes surrounding the east and west lakes, 33 floating holiday homes on the east lake and 225 static caravan pitches. As well as adding a variety of new accommodation offering to the 300-acre site, the plans also include large scale environmental works set to create 59 acres of woodland.

This large scale development hopes to place Leisure Lakes’ resort as a top destination in the North West. The leisure activities on offer at the resort will change from the current adrenaline-fuelled sports such as jet-skiing and motocross to gentler activities more appropriate for all ages such as fishing, golf and woodland walks.

“Formulation of the Masterplan for Leisure Lakes has been a lengthy and engaging process, spanning more than three years,” states the application.

“The development has progressed from a fledgling idea to the detailed Masterplan that now forms the basis of this outline planning application. The design process has involved early consultation with the council’s planning officers and immediate neighbours. Further consultation is planned with the wider local community in Mere Brow.”

“The Masterplan takes the existing Leisure Lakes site and seeks to breathe new life into it, creating a contemporary holiday resort with a mix of accommodation in woodland, lakeside and floating lodges, together with opportunities for static caravans, focussed on the established core of the site.”

“The Masterplan takes on board existing planning approvals for the development of 49 holiday lodges and an 18-hole golf course, integrating those elements with site-wide proposals for additional holiday accommodation, extensive woodland and landscape planting, together with opportunities for quiet enjoyment of the countryside and lakes.”

“There will be a cessation of motorised sports; the motocross track will be replaced by holiday homes and woodland planting, and jet-skis will give way to fishing and boating. A high quality tourism and leisure facility will emerge, complemented by extensive facilities for golf, equestrian activities, woodland walks and cycle trails.”

“The scheme shows its capacity to accommodate a contemporary leisure development that will benefit the profile and economy of the borough.”

Source: Southport Visiter