Work to create a £1 million five star touring caravan park in Llanberis is underway after plans for the exciting project were given the green light by Gwynedd Council.
Shrewsbury-based Morris Leisure, which already owns the successful Riverside Touring Park in Betws-y-Coed, hope to complete work on the 54-pitch caravan park on eight acres of land at Glyn Rhonwy, Llanberis by late summer.
The land, which is on the edge of Llanberis, was previously part of a slate mining operation and used for offices during the construction of Dinorwig Power Station.
The brown field site will now be transformed to a high quality park for touring caravans and motorhomes in an area of Snowdonia very popular with tourists.
Managing director Edward Goddard said: “Following our £4 million investment in Riverside Touring Park, we have been looking to expand our park portfolio in Snowdonia and detailed market research identified Llanberis as an ideal location.
“The new park will create four jobs and we hope to complete the work in late summer by using local contractors and services wherever possible.
“Based on figures issued by the British Holiday and Home Parks Association, the touring park would generate in excess of £200,000 a year for the local economy, which has got to be positive for Llanberis
“As with our five existing parks, we are keen to work closely with the local community. We have had great support from Gwynedd Council and the local community throughout the planning process and look forward to continuing to work closely with them in the future.”
Morris Leisure is already well known and respected in the caravan industry through its ownership of five star quality caravan parks.
In addition to the successful Riverside Touring Park, the company owns Stanmore Hall Touring Park in Bridgnorth, Ludlow Touring Park in Ludlow, Oxon Hall Touring and Holiday Home Park in Shrewsbury and Bow House Country Park near Bishops Castle. Three of the parks are prestigious affiliated sites of The Caravan Club.