PLAN COULD DELIVER UP TO A DOZEN JOBS
PLANS for a new holiday park in Cheadle could deliver up to a dozen jobs.
Farmer John Heath, who owns Blake Hall Fisheries in Brookhouse, wants to create a caravan site and camping area on a nearby section of his 450-acre estate.
His proposal, which includes extensions to an existing clubhouse, is due to go before planners at Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
And Mr Heath, who butchers shop in Cheadle High Street was taken over by new owners earlier this year, insists the new business would be ‘good news’ for the town.
He said: “The fisheries operation is proving more popular than ever and, as people come from far and wide, I wanted to provide them with somewhere to stay on site.
“It would be nice to enable anglers to come for the weekend, rather than just the day, and would be a nice add-on to the business.
“It would bring a lot more people to the area and that would benefit both us and other local shops and businesses.
“It would be great news for the town and it would also create maybe a dozen jobs for local people.”
Mr Heath plans to create 20 pitches for caravans at the 1.1-hectare site and wants to extend the clubhouse at the popular fishery to include shower blocks, a store room and disabled toilet. The kitchen and decked seating area outside would also be extended.
But his application has failed to win the support of nearby Dilhorne parish council, who have objected on highway grounds.
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