Bid for holiday park on the edge of town

The proposed site of the holiday park at Lloyds Field in Alnwick
The proposed site of the holiday park at Lloyds Field in Alnwick

Plans for a holiday park with 90 static caravans and lodges on the outskirts of Alnwick have been submitted to the county council.

Northumberland Estates has applied to change the use of the land on a nearly four-hectare site to the east of the Aln Valley Railway’s Lionheart Station site.

Lloyds Field Caravan and Lodge Park, which would be across the A1 from the Willowburn Trading Estate, would consist of 10 small static-caravan plots, 55 large static-caravan plots, and 25 holiday lodges, although one would be designated as the site manager’s house and reception.

A design and access statement submitted to Northumberland County Council says that the proposed layout for the park ‘is a considered and sensitive response to planning policy and the unique constraints and opportunities which exist on the site’.

Indeed, ‘a central driver of design is to ensure that the development is shielded from the noise constraints as a result of proximity to the A1’.

In the statement’s conclusion, it suggests that ‘the development will also bring substantial economic benefits. The scheme will provide attractive holiday homes with good connections to numerous tourist attractions throughout Northumberland’.