It has been announced that a huge £3 million caravan and motorhome park near Ludlow, which will bring £1 million into the area’s economy, will now be opening on May 9th. The 135-pitch, twenty acre park has been built by Morris Leisure and the first caravans and motorhomes will arrive in time for the Ludlow Spring Food Festival on May 12th and 13th.
Despite residents raising concerns about environmental damage from construction and extra traffic, Shropshire Council backed the build after the developers allayed the fears that were raised. Workmen started on the park in July last year and Morris Leisure estimated that the park would open sometime in the summer of 2012. However, the mild weather has allowed contractors to make excellent progress. The park will now open ten-weeks ahead of schedule and motorhome owners are already making sure their motorhome insurance policy is up to date and looking forward to an early break in the UK.
Morris Leisure’s Managing Director, Edward Goddard, said “We are delighted to announce that Ludlow Touring Park will be open for business on May 9th and bookings are now being accepted. It’s an exciting time for everyone associated with the new park, which is generating an incredible amount of interest from caravanners and motorhome owners from across the UK. We believe it is going to enhance the local tourism offer and generate around £1 million a year for Ludlow and surrounding area, which has got to be good news for the local economy.”
The opening is timed perfectly, as visiting caravan and motorhome owners will be able to enjoy the delights of the Ludlow Spring Festival. The festival offers more than one-hundred real ales, has local producers selling excellent food, a huge display of classic cars and fantastic music inside Ludlow Castle over the weekend. Morris Leisure is delighted to add a new park to their other four high quality caravan parks in Shropshire and Snowdonia.