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Work under way on £800,000 development to accommodate 42 static caravans in Oulton Broad

PUBLISHED: 17:08 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:11 01 June 2017

Tingdene Holiday Parks Ltd is building on an area of unused land to the west of its existing Broadlands Park and Marina site. Photo: Tingdene Holiday Parks Ltd

Tingdene Holiday Parks Ltd is building on an area of unused land to the west of its existing Broadlands Park and Marina site. Photo: Tingdene Holiday Parks Ltd

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Work has started on an £800,000 development to accommodate 42 static caravans in Oulton Broad.

Tingdene Holiday Parks Ltd is building on an area of unused land to the west of its existing Broadlands Park and Marina site. Photo: Tingdene Holiday Parks Ltd Tingdene Holiday Parks Ltd is building on an area of unused land to the west of its existing Broadlands Park and Marina site. Photo: Tingdene Holiday Parks Ltd

Tingdene Holiday Parks Ltd is building on an area of unused land to the west of its existing Broadlands Park and Marina site.

Included in the works are additional hard-standing bases which will complete the existing development of 22 twin lodges.

The land was previously home to an array of pink and yellow touring caravans.

But Benjamin Race, Tingdene’s group sales and marketing manager, said the site had since been empty for “many years”.

He added that the work will include the installation and upgrade of all services on the site.

“This exciting £800,000 development is a natural extension of our existing investment at the park and in Oulton Broad,” he said.

“Over the past two years we have entered into further joint ventures with Sentinel Leisure and Churchills Catering, both of whom have enhanced the visitor experience at the park whilst securing full time employment as the park, on site gym and restaurant operate all year round.

“The new development is perfectly placed next to our existing park and marina, Oulton Broad being the gateway to the Broads National Park and with the location so close to tourist target destinations such as Southwold, the area is clearly a big draw to potential staycation and holiday guests as well as potential holiday home owners.”

The park was purchased in 2015 by Tingdene Holiday Parks Ltd.

Mr Race said that future plans for the site include the expansion of the marina on Marsh Road, on the southern side of Oulton Broad.

Greg Doggett, Broadlands Park and Marina site general manager, said: “It’s effectively due to demand, because we are seeing an uptake in the number of boat owners coming to moor with us.”

Mr Doggett said that the new static caravan site should be complete by June.

He added: “The site used to be a caravan park many moons ago and it used to have more than we are proposing to put on now.

“There is nothing else like in the area and we have already been inundated with people making enquiries about it.”

Are you concerned about a new development near you? Call Luke Powell on 01603 772684 or email luke.powell@archant.co.uk

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