To the dismay of residents, a holiday park that was planning to expand its facilities has been sold to a British company.
Paythorne’s Ribble Valley County and Leisure Park (United Kingdom), which Park Leisure operated, has been sold to Park Holidays and ten other parks belonging to the same company, according to a report.
The site, also known as Twyn Ghyll Caravan Site, has drawn controversy as residents have filed petitions to Ribble Valley Council to prevent the addition of 62 more caravans on the property.
Paythorne Action Group was delighted by the council’s vote for this application being denied for a “number of reasons.”
It was reported earlier in the year that the site was sold to an American company, Sun Communities. It is not clear what transpired with this transaction.
Park Holidays UK Director Tony Clish said the coming together of the two well-established groups presented exciting new opportunities in one of tourism’s most dynamic sectors.
“Both companies have invested substantially in their parks over recent years and created a range of high-quality holiday products which people clearly enjoy,” said Clish.
“Park Leisure’s 11 parks have all gained top five-star tourist board awards and represent the high-quality standards we have been working towards in recent years.”
“Whether customers are looking to rent or buy a holiday home, we can now offer a wide geographical spread of parks able to deliver a first-class experience at an affordable cost.”
“We will continue to invest in all of our parks to ensure their facilities and standards of service are maintained to the highest possible levels.”
Park Holidays UK was formed over 35 years ago, and its parks today span the length of Britain from Cornwall in the southwest to Moray in northern Scotland.
Park Leisure has operated holiday parks for over 20 years and has a presence in Cornwall, Herefordshire, Northumberland, Yorkshire, and North Wales.
This story originally appeared on Lancashire Telegraph.