Plans for new fantastic holiday park with a pool and gym revealed

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 12 Mar 2018

Plans for a new luxury holiday park, complete with an indoor swimming pool and gym, have been revealed.

The new park would include “high-spec” timber lodges and pods, and be located just minutes outside of Howden, near Goole.

Tom Wilson, who has submitted the plans for Woodlands Farm in Station Road, said he was confident the park would be a success if given the go-ahead.

He said: “We were looking at buying a park last year, and saw a site, but it did not have any of the facilities that we already have here.


An example of a holiday pod

“They were also asking for a fortune for it, and we thought it might be a good idea to try and do it in Howden.

“We already have an indoor swimming pool have a got a building which we use for a gym. There’s also a fishing lake and we have got a good access onto the site from the main road.”

The plans for the park, submitted to East Riding Council, would see 13 timber lodges and nine wooden pods built on the site.

The park, if given the green light, would also be ideally located within a short walk of Howden’s railway station, meaning visitors would be able to travel to the holiday spot from Hull, York, Selby and further afield.

A statement from the applicant says: “The applicant proposes to make his swimming pool and a gym located in the same building available to visitors, which are themselves significant attractions.

“The applicant will also explore the possibility of reaching an agreement with local providers about the possibility of offering spa treatments, with the intention of developing an inclusive bespoke destination.

“The cabins and pods will be provided in an agreement with a high-end manufacturer, providing quality, sustainable energy-efficient accommodation.”

Mr Wilson said he hoped the town of Howden would provide a perfect location for the park.

“There is a footpath that goes straight into the town, where there are lots of pubs, restaurants and everything you could want.

“We are hoping to have wood burners inside the lodges, which will be fully recyclable, so we are going down that road really.

“This is something we have been working on since December, and we just thought we would give it a go really,” he said.

If approved, the park would also create three part-time jobs for the region.

The plans will now be considered by East Riding Council.

If accepted, the holiday park would provide a further boost for the tourism industry in the area.

You can see the full plans here.



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