East Yorkshire is a beautiful and often forgotten part of Yorkshire. But if you live in East Yorkshire, then you’ll know that it takes at least 30+ minutes to reach a motorway, and that the majority of the roads are single lane country roads. So you can see the concern when plans for a new seaside holiday park in the area are discussed. Summer time in East Yorkshire can be difficult. If you’ve decided to go to the seaside, then so has half of South and West Yorkshire – and our country roads struggle to cope with such traffic.
That being said, when you do have the luxury of the seaside on your doorstep, you have to accept that people are going to want to visit it – and that your not-so-secret slice of paradise is gonna need to be shared with everyone else, too. And now, sharing that slice a little further, a new East Yorkshire holiday park is currently in the planning stages, joining a number of other sites on the route to Bridlington.
The new holiday park, which is currently in the works, is an 11-hectare site near Skipsea, which would be home to 420 static caravans. As well as that, it will feature a clubhouse, bar and swimming pool, and a 2.5-hectare lake purpose-built for water activities.
Plans that were submitted to East Riding Council are set to be discussed at a Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday, 29th September, with plans outlining so far that the park would be built on Hornsea Road, Skipsea.
On the plus side, the holiday park could bring in an extra £2.3m into the local economy and create 71 full-time jobs. On the downside, locals have raised concerns that the seaside area is already saturated by holiday parks. Will the addition of a brand new site, which will join both Skirlington Leisure Park and Far Grange (which is home to both a static caravan park and a lodge area), cause strain on the area – particularly the country roads – or will it be a welcome addition to an under appreciated side of East Yorkshire?