Flintshire quarry could be transformed into holiday park

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Acorn Leisure, owners of the Misty Waters site near Lloc, have submitted in plans for a scheme to build a holiday park at Maes Mynan quarry near Caerwys.

Plans have been submitted to build nearly 50 luxury lodges, and units for more than 130 static and touring caravans at the redundant quarry in Flintshire.

The firm purchased the site last November and now hope to get planning permission for the project from Flintshire council.

“The quarry has been redundant for some time, people have been fly tipping, riding motorbikes, and more recently using drugs,” said Louise Barlow of Acorn Leisure. “If planning permission is secured we want to start on the site quickly.

“What we are doing will have a positive economic impact on local businesses and for local jobs, this is a big investment by us but it shows the confidence we have in tourism in this area.

“Inland rural Wales really needs a boost, the coastal belt gets all the advertising so I think other areas like Flintshire miss out. This is also a big opportunity for this area with spin offs from site visits.”

suggest that the time is right for expanding the accommodation offer in the region with the rise of the staycation market and a study by the company suggest that potential economic benefits from additional spending could top £1m a year.

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