Camp­ing ground off mar­ket


Cromwell’s sole camp­ing ground has been taken off the mar­ket and there are new plans for it.

Co-owner John Searle de­clined to dis­cuss plans for the 13ha prop­erty.

‘‘There are de­vel­op­ments in the pipe­line but they are con­fi­den­tial at this stage,’’ he said.

It had been ru­moured a de­vel­oper would buy the land and con­vert it to res­i­den­tial sec­tions but Bay­leys Cromwell sales con­sult- ant Gary Kirk con­firmed it had not been sold and the own­ers - Searle and wife Kay Searle along with Cather­ine Woods and Richard Wal­lis - were hold­ing on to it.

Cromwell Com­mu­nity Board chair­man Neil Gille­spie said ‘‘some­thing is hap­pen­ing’’ and it would be­come pub­lic soon.

The hol­i­day park, which in­cluded 10 mo­tel units, 18 cab­ins, 300 pow­ered car­a­van sites and 210 tent sites on Al­pha St, was put up for sale on Fe­bru­ary 3 and had at­tracted ‘‘a lot of in­ter­est’’, Kirk said at the time.

There were ‘‘all sorts of op­tions’’ for devel­op­ment, he said.

The hol­i­day park is a pop­u­lar sum­mer time spot for hol­i­day mak­ers from Otago and South­land.

It is zoned ru­ral and would need Cen­tral Otago Dis­trict Coun­cil con­sent for it to be re-zoned res­i­den­tial.

The coun­cil was in­quir­ing as to whether any doc­u­ments had been sub­mit­ted to them for the prop­erty.

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