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.