Alcohol farm

“A multitude of caravans aimed at tourists in search of bingo and alcohol”, declares the site which wanted chic lodges

A campsite has lost another bid to build luxury holiday lodges.

Ynys Hir Farm had plans to erect 17 luxury lodges on its rural site in Picton, between Holywell and Prestatyn, turned down in December.

In January, a new proposal was submitted for 10 lodges.

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A planning document addressed to Flintshire Council by agents Life in Architecture said: ‘The epitome of coastal luxury with views of Wirral and Hilbre Island, Ynyshir Farm wants to offer North Wales something more than the disguised bolted caravan.

“Currently North Wales holiday parks are limited in range and variety, we have a host of caravans aimed at tourists who want bingo and booze.”

They added: “North Wales is an economic superpower in caravanning and camping holidays.”

Bosses said the proposed scheme would generate £500,000 a year for the local economy.

They added: “The proposal will further increase our high quality facility; the cabins would go a long way in raising the standards offered in the region, where other types lack the traditional feel of real wood. All of our log cabins are Made from good quality kiln-dried Nordic Spruce wood, which is sourced from responsibly and sustainably managed forests.

But Flintshire council officers were unconvinced. They refused the plans.

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