Harrogate could be getting an amazing new holiday resort if plans get green-lit. Flaxby Park Ltd has asked the council of Harrogate for permission to build on an abandoned golf course near the A1. Situated close to the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors – it would be the perfect place for a staycation in the UK.
The holiday resort – which is pitching itself as ‘eco-friendly’ – hopes to build 400 eco-lodges, a 30-bed hotel, swimming pool, spa, sports facilities, shops and pub/restaurant at the abandoned site. The project claims it will produce 129 full-time jobs, as well as generate up to £53 million a year while attracting visitors to the area.
The document says that “The development of this unique, environmentally conscious eco-lodge holiday complex would generate significant benefits for the local economy and that of the wider region.”
It goes on to mention that, “This facility will provide exceptional contemporary eco-lodges, intended to attract the most discerning visitors.”
The developers believe that staycations will remain at the forefront of hospitality in the future, and that it will allow families to “reconnect with nature”. A decision will be made later on in the year, so keep your eyes peeled for updates. If given the greenlight, if could be built by 2024.