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55Million Boost For Seaside Economy

Monday, 24 October 2011

An ambitious extension to a seaside holiday park is expected to boost the local economy by more than £5.5million.

Leeds-based GVA Humberts Leisure has secured planning permission on behalf of Park Resorts for an extra 170 caravans at Withernsea Sands Holiday Park in East Yorkshire.

The additional caravans will be located at the smaller Eastfield site across the road from the main site, which already has consent for almost 600 caravans. Holiday park operator Park Resorts owns 39 sites across the UK, including three in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Rachel Whaley, associate at GVA Humberts Leisure, said: "This successful planning application allows for a higher quality development of holiday homes at Withernsea Sands in a more spacious layout. "

Alan Castledine, operations director of Park Resorts, commented: "Extending the holiday park for 170 caravans on the Eastfield site will generate over £5.5million directly into the local economy each year from increased visitor spend. It will also lead to a further three full-time jobs created on the site."

Mrs Whaley added: "Despite a number of other planning applications on the agenda being refused contrary to officer recommendation, East Riding of Yorkshire Council's planning committee voted unanimously to approve this application. It recognised the value of such a significant investment in this seaside town whose economy relies almost entirely on tourism."

GVA Humberts Leisure has successfully achieved seven other planning consents for Park Resorts in the last 12 months. The largest was for 143 static caravans at Camber Sands Holiday Park in Sussex.


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Issued on behalf of GVA by Beattie Communications.

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GVA is one of the UK's leading property consultants operating from 12 offices with 890 fee earners generating a turnover of £129.5 million year ending 30 April 2010.

The company provides a full range of property-related advisory led services including agency, planning, development and regeneration, rating, building consultancy, investment, management, valuation and corporate recovery.

It also offers specialist advice in areas such as finance, economic & social policy, telecomms, education, healthcare, hotels & leisure, retail, sustainability, contamination, plant and machinery and the automotive and roadside sectors. For further information visit http://www.gva.co.uk/

GVA is a founding member of GVA Worldwide, an international organisation of real estate industry leaders serving key markets in over 25 countries. The organisation comprises of over 2,500 real estate professionals in over 85 markets worldwide.

A leading advisor in commercial real estate, GVA Worldwide optimises client portfolios locally and around the world. It serves the real estate needs of clients including multinational corporations, major space users, developers, owners, institutions, lenders and investors. For more information visit http://www.gvaworldwide.com/