Holiday homes plan for site of Tydd St Giles golf driving range

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Tydd St Giles Golf and Leisure Centre will continue its expansion as a growing holiday village if plans for new luxury lodges and a lake are approved.

A total of 51 new holiday homes will be built on an existing driving range at the Kirkgate centre if proposals by site owners, Pure Leisure Group, to change the use of the range are approved by planners.

Plans submitted to Fenland Council also seek permision for the formation of a new lake.

The proposals are described as the third phase of the site’s overall leisure estate development, comprising of “single-storey luxury prefabricated leisure homes”.

The development includes two and three-bedroom lodges and each plot would have its own private verandah/decking area and parking for two cars.

A design and access statement said the lodges would not be visible to residential homes in Kirkgate.

The statement also said the new facility would boost tourism.

“It is accepted that tourism cannot be considered sustainable in as much as it encourages people to visit and stay in parts of the country they may not otherwise visit or live close to.

“However, it is a fact that many people from the East Midlands travel through the counties of Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire on their way to Norfolk.

“This facility intends to exploit this market and should certainly be helpful in reducing traffic movements on main vehicle corridors to the south east.”