Liaison group set to monitor holiday park

Councillor Mike Stathers.
Councillor Mike Stathers.

A liaison group has been formed to monitor the progress of the new Allerthorpe holiday park.

The ‘Allerthorpe Golf and Park Retreat’ is being developed on the edge of Allerthorpe village by Park Leisure and will eventually see up to 150 lodge-type holiday homes on the site, along with a nine-hole golf course, a clubhouse and restaurant.

The first holidaymakers are due to arrive in time for Easter next year.

Approval for the scheme was only granted after a lengthy public consultation and planning process, which attracted stern objections from virtually the entire village and local councillors.

The liaison group will consist of Wendy Sockett, planning consultant to Park Leisure, Philip Wiltshire, chairman of Allerthorpe Parish Council, a senior planning officer from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and local Ward councillor Mike Stathers. It will provide regular progress reports on the development and will act as a forum where residents’ concerns can be raised.

Cllr Stathers said: “Liaison groups are commonplace when such major developments are taking place.

“Residents understandably remain concerned about the potential impact the development might eventually have on the village but this group will go some way to inform the community and hopefully reassure them that the developer has their interests at heart.

“It will be our job to make sure this remains the case all the way through the construction phase.”