£30m Holiday Homes Plans Proposed for Parc Pelenna, Neath
Wednesday, 20th June 2012Plans to build a £30m complex of 72 holiday homes creating construction jobs and boosting the local economy have been submitted to Neath Port Talbot Council. The luxury holiday resort Parc Pelenna in the Vale of Neath already has permission for 11 lodges, but is in talks with the council for a larger park, based on an equestrian theme. The company also wants to build a swimming pool and leisure building, stable block, cycle store and new access road for the lodges. The fully managed, securely gated community spans some hundred acres and has its own helipad, paddocks and horses and borders the Brecon Beacons National Park. Businessman John Harris, who has been working the plans for the last couple of years, said the development on 100 acres of land is based on an equestrian theme. "We think it will bring a new type of tourism to the area. The intention is to be a year-round resort. People can have plenty of fun in the rain as well as the sun” "There's various support for the need for more beds in the area. The local authority agrees there is a need for more accommodation. We intend to build very high quality houses but bring in partners who are already in the area for the activities. Mr Harris added that the homes, should the development be granted planning permission, would be built in phases "as demand grows for the site." He said jobs would be created through construction and once the site is up and running. He could not put a figure on how much the development could bring to the local economy, but the application submitted to the council said it would be a "considerable boost."