There are plans to redevelop the former Goosnargh Golf Course located off Inglewhite Road, on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, into a holiday lodge retreat.Advertisement
The applicant GHV Limited’s primary principle for the £7m masterplan is to ‘create an attractive, green and welcoming atmosphere as the setting for each holiday lodge and every building across the site’.
To complete the holiday village architects Frank Whittle Partnership, would deliver; 130 lodges; 26 tourer / caravan pitches; 14 bespoke Office ‘Pod’ buildings; and a main facilities building to provide a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, spa, gym and farm shop.
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The single storey lodges would range from two to three bedrooms.
The entrance into the Holiday Village, for all traffic in and out of the site, would be located to the north of the site, off Inglewhite Road, using the existing site entrance point., with alterations to create a new short-stay welcome car park near the ‘Welcome Kiosk’ building.
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Plans include a new landscape and planting scheme to increase biodiversity by including new ponds and woodland tree planting to provide ‘an attractive woodland backdrop to the Holiday Village complex’.
In terms of parking areas, each lodge across the site would be provided with a hardstanding area suitable for two parking spaces and space around suitable for accessible parking including the short-stay entrance car park.
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The design and access statement prepared by Frank Whittle Partnership said:
“The proposed redevelopment of the former golf course aims to bring back the disused site into a long term, sustainable viable use and provide a high-quality Holiday Village complex which will be of benefit to Goosnargh and the local area.
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“The local area will benefit through increased economic activity and supporting the local tourism industry, plus the
creation of jobs both throughout the construction period and through the operation of the holiday village complex.
“The proposed landscape works will provide a net gain in biodiversity and habitat creation across the site, and provide connectivity between guest accommodation and the natural environment.”
To view the full proposals visit the Preston City Council website.
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