Green light for new £5 million luxury Wales holiday park
WORK on a multi-million pound project to convert a nine-hole golf course and driving range into a luxury holiday park in Mid Wales is expected to begin shortly.
Holiday home and lodge parks entrepreneur Trevor Bebb plans to complete the £5 million park, sited at the former Mid Wales Golf Centre near Caersws, in two phases with the first scheduled to open in 2022.
The 28-acre development will create up to 40 jobs, together with many more during construction and is expected to generate around £700,000 a year for the local economy.
The park will comprise 100 caravan holiday homes, 25 holiday chalets and luxury facilities including an indoor swimming pool, fitness studio, gym, spa, café and reception.
The development has been approved by Powys County Council following a 19-month planning process managed for Mid Wales Leisure by Stuart Thomas of Shrewsbury chartered surveyors Berrys.
“We began consulting Powys County Council’s officers in 2018, before we submitted a planning application, and have taken their advice and carried out various surveys of the site,” said Mr Bebb.
“It has been a long, drawn-out process, but we are delighted to have finally received the council’s support and planning permission.
“It’s an absolutely stunning site and we intend to incorporate the existing landscaping, which includes three pools and lots of trees, in our plans for the park.”
Mr Bebb’s family business, Mid Wales Leisure, comprises three quality holiday home and lodge parks at Marton Pool near Shrewsbury, Lake Vyrnwy in Llanwddyn, and Leylands near Llanidloes.
He has been involved in the holiday park and leisure industry for nearly 50 years and is committed to supporting the local communities where his parks are located.
“This development represents a significant investment in the important tourism industry in Powys and will make a positive contribution to the local community and economy,” said Mr Thomas.
“The leisure industry is an important part of the Mid Wales economy and it is great to see local money being invested in local projects.
“The development will bring new visitors to the area who will in turn spend their time and money in nearby towns and villages,” he added.