Plans to build a new 9-hole golf course in Lancashire as part of a new £35m leisure resort have taken a step forward.
Pure Leisure, which operates 16 holiday villages across the UK, have released plans to build a ‘flagship northern golf resort’ in Larbreck, which is seven miles inland from Blackpool.
Facilities at the new development would include 495 holiday lodges, a 102-bedroom hotel, a two-storey leisure complex and a nine-hole golf course, which would have two different tee locations on each hole in order to create an 18-hole layout.
Pure Leisure says that the new site would create 85 full-time jobs and add more than £2.5m annually to the economy.
Alexis De Pol, managing director of chartered planning consultancy De Pol Associates, said: “The decision is a really exciting step forward for the creation of a major tourist destination, which will bring both economic benefits and additional recreational amenities to this area. The size, nature and complexity of the proposal has required significant liaison with statutory consultees, experts and council officers, and we appreciate the council’s preference to delegate approval now that the principle of development has been agreed.”
Pure Leisure founder John Morphet added: “We are excited to be progressing plans for the Larbreck Golf and Leisure Village and look forward to creating a luxury holiday experience in this exceptional location.”
The proposed site received planning permission for an 18-hole golf course, hotel, and timeshare units in 1990. This was extended, and eventually granted full planning permission in 2003. Some works were undertaken on the site, meaning the existing planning permission still stands.