Center Parcs unveils plans for sixth UK holiday Village in West Sussex

WCN Editorial Team 14 Jul 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Short-break holiday company Center Parcs has announced plans for its sixth UK holiday Village near Crawley, West Sussex.

For this development, the company has identified a 553-acres of woodland at Oldhouse Warren off Balcombe Road as a suitable site following an extensive search.

It has also secured an option agreement to acquire the privately-owned woodland for the new leisure destination, which is estimated to cost between £350m and £400m.

Now, Center Parcs will undertake site surveys and pre-planning works at the site to ensure the woodland meets the specific requirements of a Center Parcs village.

It will also conduct a community engagement programme to submit planning application to the local authority for the development of the new project.

The new holiday destination is expected to include a range of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, a variety of restaurants and shops, lodges an Aqua Sana Spa and a Subtropical Swimming Paradise in line with the other Center Parcs villages.

Once operational, the development is expected to create nearly 1,500 permanent local jobs and further 1,000 jobs during the construction phase.

Center Parcs CEO Martin Dalby said: “It is really exciting to have identified a potential site for another Center Parcs village in the UK.

“The proposal we will be submitting will create a significant number of jobs and bring major benefits to the local and national economy.

“The announcement marks the first step of a long journey and there is still a huge amount of work to be done before we can submit a planning application.

“As a business, we take our responsibility to the local community extremely seriously and look forward to sharing our plans as they progress.”

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Center Parcs unveils plans for its sixth UK holiday Village in West Sussex. Credit: Freedommail from Pixabay.

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