Land sold to create holiday park

By Emily Pearce

Saturday, February 23, 2013

 

THE former Sunnycrest Nursery at Newchurch has been sold to become a caravan park.

Following the closure of the nursery, in Wackland Lane, the Isle of Wight Council-owned site has been bought by the Caravan Club, which owns and operates the adjacent Southlands Camping Park. A price of £390,000 was agreed last year.

The planning committee on Tuesday approved plans to demolish greenhouses and outbuildings, and redevelop the site. Permission was granted for 45 holiday pitches and a swimming pool.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

Comments

Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.

By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.

Forgotten your password?

Log-in to Report

by T Rollingsworth

25th February 2013, at 11:32:21

Alan you are beyond daft.
Regardless of who owns the property, it will bring in more tourists who in turn will spend money at local business', attractions and shops.

Your brain doesn't have limited uses you know, engage it more often.

Log-in to Report

by alan naylor

24th February 2013, at 13:22:43

This holiday park will not add one penny to the economy homes made on the main land they bring everything they need for the week and I mean everthing cheap holiday for the kids nice for them no plus for the island

Log-in to Report

by Kevin Barclay-Jay

23rd February 2013, at 19:39:02

just another attempt by the council to rehash old news to look good in an election run up

Log-in to Report

by Mark Hitchman

23rd February 2013, at 19:07:13

Bit late, this was known at least a year or so ago when the Council closed the day centres

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map