SPLASH­ING THE CASH

HAVEN TO SPLASH OUT £12.5M ON HAFAN Y MOR

Caernarfon Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Owen Hughes

Ma­jor hol­i­day park’s spend­ing mil­lions and it all adds up to more jobs:

THE re­gion’s big­gest hol­i­day park is plan­ning to in­crease pitch num­bers and de­velop a new beach­side cafe.

Haven is splash­ing the cash again at Hafan Y Mor near Pwll­heli to meet de­mand to stay on the site which has 1,100 car­a­van and tour­ing pitches and 215 chalets.

They are al­ready spend­ing £12.5m on de­vel­op­ments this win­ter – in­clud­ing the devel­op­ment of a new ac­tiv­i­ties ad­ven­ture park and con­struc­tion of a new high qual­ity restau­rant.

Now they have re­vealed they also hope to cre­ate around 225 new pitches within the 180 hectare site - while also de­mol­ish­ing 56 ex­ist­ing chalets.

There is also a plan to erect a new beach cafe, play area and car park around the site of the ex­ist­ing sewage plant, with a new plant built on an­other part of the site.

Ar­wel Evans, se­nior plan­ner at Lich­fields, said the com­bined de­vel­op­ments would bring an in­crease in jobs at the pop­u­lar site.

They added that even with the in­crease the pop­u­la­tion at peak would still be well be­low when it op­er­ated as a But­lins, when it had an es­ti­mated 18,000 vis­i­tors at its busiest times.

Lich­fields, on be­half of Bourne Leisure, have re­quested that the Coun­cil pro­vides a for­mal screen­ing opin­ion to con­firm the re­quire- ment for an En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact As­sess­ment be­fore sub­mit­ting plans.

BREAK­DOWN OF THE PRO­POS­ALS

PAR­CEL A – OLD STA­BLES : Con­vert the old sta­bles into an area that will ac­com­mo­date up to 13 static car­a­van pitches util­is­ing parts of the ex­ist­ing stone walls.

PAR­CEL B – LAKE­SIDE WEST : It is pro­posed to site up to 27 static car­a­van pitches in this area with the po­ten­tial for a lim­ited num­ber (up to 3) to be sit­u­ated on the lake as ‘lake­houses’. PAR­CEL C – SEC­ONDARY SALES AREA: It is pro­posed to site up to 8 static car­a­van pitches in this area. PAR­CEL D – OLD CHALET SITE: It is pro­posed to de­mol­ish four apart­ment blocks (56 apart­ments / 272 guest spa­ces) and to cre­ate an area of park­ing with as­so­ci­ated land­scap­ing.

PAR­CEL E – BOAT­ING LAKE SITE:

The site cur­rently com­prises an area of car park­ing. It is pro­posed to de­velop up to 24 new static car­a­van pitches with as­so­ci­ated in­ter­nal ac­cess road, car park­ing and land­scap­ing.

PAR­CEL F – BEACH­SIDE SITE:

Within this par­cel it is pro­posed to de­velop up to 15 new static car­a­van pitches with as­so­ci­ated in­ter­nal ac­cess road and land­scap­ing.

PAR­CEL G – EAST OF EX­IST­ING SEWAGE TREAT­MENT PLANT:

The site com­prises two fields, sep­a­rated by es­tab­lished plant­ing. Within this area it is pro­posed to site up to 90 static car­a­van bases with as­so­ci­ated ac­cess and land­scap­ing.

DE­TAILED (FULL) PROJECTSPARCEL H - SITE OF EX­IST­ING SEWAGE TREAT­MENT PLANT (STP): Full plan­ning

per­mis­sion was granted in Septem­ber 2017 for the de­mo­li­tion of the STP and the con­struc­tion of a new plant to the north west of the site. Within this area it is pro­posed to erect a new beach cafe with ter­race, a play area and a car park.

PAR­CEL I - SITE NORTH OF EX­IST­ING STP: It is pro­posed to

de­velop 47 new static pitches in this par­cel with as­so­ci­ated in­ter­nal ac­cess roads, car park­ing spa­ces for each pitch, soft land­scap­ing and as­so­ci­ated in­fra­struc­ture.

PAR­CEL J - COASTAL DE­FENCES:

The coastal de­fence par­cel com­prises a short stretch of coast­line ex­tend­ing from the north­ern end of ‘Cardi­gan Bay View’ to the site of the new STP to the east. The pro­posed devel­op­ment com­prises works to a 320m stretch of the coast­line in­clud­ing ‘fish-tail’ shaped rock-ar­mour break­wa­ters and in­ter­ven­ing ar­eas of sand/gravel beach recharge.

The site al­ready em­ploys 390 work­ers and at­tracts more than 200,000 vis­i­tors to North Wales every year.

● New car­a­vans at Hafan Y Mor Hol­i­day Park near Pwll­heli

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