Leisure Lakes Reveals Masterplan

  • 6 Apr 2017

Leisure Lakes has announced proposals to upgrade its existing site near Tarleton with 137 holiday homes, a golf driving range and a clubhouse.

The 300-acre site has existing facilities for camping and caravans with outdoor activities, but Leisure Lakes is planning to expand the offering with 137 holiday homes, of which 49 already have planning permission, alongside 225 caravan pitches and a 2,400 sq ft golf clubhouse.

An 18-hole golf course, designed by Urban Green was granted planning permission in July 2014 but is awaiting additional environmental permissions, will operate alongside the resort’s existing nine-hole course, home to Southport Golf Academy.

Urban Green have worked extensively with the site owner for 3 years shaping the proposals and developing the right approach and solution to the masterplan.

Martin King, director “Leisure Lakes is a fantastic project with a few challenges, the site has a long planning history and is covered by designations such as Green Belt, protected woodland and a Biological Heritage Site. We originally got involved to successfully support a planning appeal for 49 chalets in the woodland, since then we have worked in close collaboration with Maze planning and the site owner to fully evaluate the site and develop a masterplan to reinvigorate the offer with appropriate uses and development that will upgrade the offer as a sustainable tourist destination for the region.”

Andrew Watt, partner at Maze, said: “Leisure Lakes is locally well known. The masterplan shows how it can be updated to create a modern leisure resort, which will broaden its appeal and extend its attractiveness beyond the borough. It promises to be a real boon for the local tourism economy.”

“The plans will see Leisure Lakes investing substantial time and money in to the creation of 59 acres of new woodland and establishing long term programmes for the management of existing woodland areas to benefit habitats and create perfect conditions for wildlife to thrive.”

A three-week public consultation will now take place, ending on 21 April 2017, with letters being sent to neighbours of the site and the intention to submit a planning application later this year.

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