garstang leisure centre GHV p. Merrion

Frank Whittle Partnerships has drawn up the plans for the £7m redevelopment. Credit: via Merrion Strategy

Plans in for £7m Garstang holiday retreat

Development company GHV has submitted plans to Preston Council for the redevelopment of a former golf course into a luxury holiday park.

Frank Whittle Partnership is the architect for the scheme, which would deliver 130 lodges, 26 caravan pitches, and 14 office pods in the village of Goosnargh.

The lodges would range from two- to three-bedrooms, ranging in size from 500 sq ft to 900 sq ft.

The 64-acre site is located on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, off Inglewhite Road.

Proposals for leisure facilities include an indoor heated pool, tennis courts, a games room, bar, restaurant, and spa.

The plans for the £7m redevelopment follow a two-stage public consultation in autumn.

Peter Allen, director of GHV, said: “We’ve taken the time since then to review our proposals and have made a number of changes in light of the public’s feedback.

“It’s a very good scheme, but the public feedback has made it better still.  Our neighbours spotted some individual issues they felt could improve things and we’ve been pleased to be able to incorporate them.”

Changes to the plans include the relocation of the entrance and proposed tennis courts to a site farther away from neighbouring cottages to avoid noise disturbance.

Also, the proposed number of caravan pitches was reduced to aid traffic flow.

GHV has recruited Miller Goodall as noise and air quality consultant, PWA Planning as planning consultant, Eddisons as traffic engineer, and Allen Archaeology as the heritage and archaeology consultant.

The planning application for this scheme has not yet been published on Preston Council’s website.

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