Center Parcs has announced a £350 million plan to develop a sixth holiday town in the United Kingdom in Sussex.
Center Parcs is to open its sixth UK vacation town as part of a £350 million development project.
The Nottinghamshire-based firm claims to have discovered 553 acres of woodland in West Sussex’s Oldhouse Warren, off Balcombe Road.
It intends to submit a development application to the local authorities “in due course,” and claims that the property is ideal because of its closeness to London’s south. The new location will feature a variety of lodges and cabins, as well as leisure facilities such as the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, similar to the other Center Parcs villages.
The Aqua Sana Spa, as well as a variety of restaurants, cafés, and retail establishments, are located in each village.
“It’s incredibly exciting to have identified a prospective site for another Center Parcs village in the UK,” said Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs.
“Today’s announcement is just the beginning of a long process, and we still have a lot of work to do before we can submit a planning application.
“As a company, we take our responsibilities to the community very seriously, and we are excited to share our plans as they develop.”
Around 1,500 permanent local jobs and 1,000 construction jobs will be created as a result of the project.
The park has “huge potential rocket” for the local economy, according to Mid Sussex MP Mims Davies, and will enhance tourism in the area.
“There is a rigorous planning process ahead, but their interest is a major boost for the Sussex economy as it recovers from the pandemic,” said Mid Sussex District Council Leader Jonathan Ash-Edwards.
Center Parcs is offering free cancellation and a complete refund or a change of dates with no modification fee within 11 weeks of the break until April 18, 2022, due to Covid.
It will also send an email to guests four weeks prior to their break informing them of any changes to the available amenities.
Despite the resort’s growing popularity, vacationers were chastised on social media early this year due to skyrocketing pricing.
Potential clients took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the price of Easter vacation rentals.
Some stays reportedly increased by 155 percent, costing a startling £2,498 for a seven-night stay in a two-bedroom lodge.
“Wonder whether the lawmakers planned their ‘staycations’ before announcing that international travel was unlikely this year, allowing them to obtain a better deal.”Brinkwire Summary News”.