Classic Lodges submits £5m plans for 60 holiday lodges after two-year wait

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Hotel group, Classic Lodges, has submitted an application to build 60 new holiday lodges on its estate at Grinkle Park, following a two-year planning and consultation process.

The 60-lodge £5m development would see the restoration of the hotel’s Grade-II listed stable block, the re-introduction of a derelict caravan site, and the formation of two new lakes.

The environmentally considerate lodges would range from one to six bedrooms and built on primarily unused plantation.

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The lodges would benefit from open views of the surrounding area with many including a hot tub.

Richard Grime, managing director of Classic Lodges: “Grinkle Park is a four-star country house hotel employing up to 75 local people across the estate,” he says. “It is also one of the counties pre-eminent wedding venues with fabulous gardens, so the development would enhance and extend what is already a premium offering.”

Mike Hodgson, chair of Loftus Town Council, says that the council welcomes opportunities for the development of tourism and facilities for visitors, and equally importantly for the sustainable employment of local people: “We look forward to formally reviewing and commenting on this proposal.”

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