2018 START FOR WORK
BUILDING AND RECRUITMENT WORK TO COMMENCE IN 2018
HUNDREDS of acres of land have been sold to developers who want to build a £150m leisure park in Anglesey.
Land and Lakes have bought 600 acres on Holy Island which will be home to 1,000 lodges once the development is complete.
The land was sold by Anglesey Aluminium Metals Ltd, part of the Rio Tinto Group.
The coastal site includes the historic Penrhos Estate, as well as land at nearby Cae Glas and Kingsland.
Land and Lakes has planning approval for a multi-million-pound mixed use leisure development, which includes holiday lodges and cottages, a luxury spa and 320 residential houses.
Some of the lodges will first be used as temporary accommodation for construction workers on the Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant.
Construction on the development is likely to start in 2018, and historic buildings on the estate will also be restored.
Richard Sidi, chief executive for Land and Lakes, said: “Our commitment to the people of Anglesey is to deliver a world-class holiday development whilst managing a proportion of incoming Wylfa Newydd workers.
“This will help to ensure a sustainable economic future for the island and a fitting – and viable – legacy for the Penrhos Estate.
“Our development will provide a wide range of jobs for local people, and we’ll be recruiting to fill the first tranche of these roles during 2018.
“We are already working with Anglesey-based businesses and contractors to help support the management and administration of the estate.”
Land and Lakes said it will maintain public access to much of the Penrhos estate.
The announcement of the land purchase was welcomed by the Welsh Government,and Anglesey MP Albert Owen.
Economy and infrastructure secretary Ken Skates said: “Boosting tourism, inward investment and good quality jobs, as well as delivering sustainable and affordable housing are all key priorities for this government, so I am encour- aged by this announcement.
“The purchase of this land is another positive step forward in the delivery of this project, which offers great benefits to the people of Anglesey and beyond.”
Mr Owen said: “I support making the island a quality place to work, live and visit. Land and Lakes’ investment will add value to making the area a top place to experience modern facilities in a natural environment.”
Council leader Ieuan Williams said: “This project certainly has the potential to create substantial local jobs and attract further investment to the island.”
Cae Glas Lodges planned to be built at Holyhead’s Penrhos Coastal Park
Albert Owen the island’s MP is backing the scheme