A new holiday park in the Great Ayton area has been approved, after the local council backed plans for a £3m development were given the green light.
The area on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors will play host to new site comprised of 54 holiday chalets. This is greatly reduced from the 179 originally proposed by developer Alan Petch, but came after discussions with Hambleton District Council, local businesses and Stokesley and Great Ayton Parish Councils.
Although this initial phase of construction does not include plans for a dedicated amusements area, the existence of a reception building and children’s play area present opportunities for kiddie rides suppliers and table-top games.
“We are overjoyed to finally have these plans approved as we started initial consultations in October 2014,” said Petch. “We spent a lot time revising the scheme and we’re excited to be able to provide a boost for tourism and jobs in the area with a picturesque and spacious country park.
“We’re looking forward to now taking Angrove Country Park forward and making a real difference to local towns and villages in the Hambleton area, ensuring that these plans benefit the whole community.”
Construction is set to begin in the spring, with the developer’s estimating that the completed site will be bring in around £4m in tourism spending to the Great Ayton area.