Willow View Park Ltd have submitted a planning application to develop a major holiday park in Whimple, Devon. If plans are approved, Willow View Park's exclusive 'Destination Venue' will boast 52 timber lodges, 2 fishing lakes, a variety of woodland walks & nature trails and a farm shop.
Applicants have established that once the park is up-and-running, the holiday destination would generate around £1.3M a year.
“This scheme is for a ‘Destination Venue’ Holiday Park which provides not only Holiday Lodge Accommodation, but also an independent tourism attraction in its own right,” states the application.
“The proposals would create employment of 10 full-time jobs and contribute a significant amount to the local rural economy which is heavily dependent on the tourist trade and would help to support the local economy, other local attractions, pubs, restaurants and convenience stores.”
“The site is appropriate for an exclusive 5* Holiday Park and this high quality facility that is proposed would significantly help to raise the standards of holiday accommodation offered in the region.”
“There is a very strong local and national trend towards more upmarket holiday, especially for more spacious and better equipped holiday accommodation, and the applicant wishes to attract these holiday markers with higher disposable incomes who appreciate the qualities of the area.”
If the council gives the go-ahead, the development would be split into phases and would take between two to three years to complete.
Source: Devon Live