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Bosses’ vacation spot popular with Stokies snub “bingo and booze” tourists

A planning request to build luxury holiday lodges at a vacation spot visited by Stokies has been turned down – as bosses snub tourists who want ‘bingo and booze’.

The proposal to build 10 ‘high quality’ lodges was submitted in January by bosses at Ynys Hir Farm in North Wales – part of a scheme they said would generate £500,000 per year for the local economy.

It comes after their application to erect 17 luxury lodges on its rural site in Picton was rejected in December, North WalesLive reports.

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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.”

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They added: “North Wales is an economic superpower in caravan and camping holidays. The proposal will further increase our high quality facility; the cabins would go a long way to raising the standards offered in the region, where more other types lack the traditional feel of real wood.

“All of our log cabins are made from good quality kiln-dried Nordic spruce, which comes from responsibly and sustainably managed forests.”

But Flintshire council officers were unconvinced and turned down the plans.

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