New owner for National Park caravan site

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Monday 3 April 2006

3 April 2006

New owner for National Park caravan site

The Peak District National Park Authority has sold a caravan site in the Hope Valley to its long-time tenants.

Losehill Caravan Site, near Castleton, has been sold to the Caravan Club, which has leased the site for more than 30 years.

Barrie Taylor, chair of the Authority’s service committee said: “This move is part of a drive by the Authority to simplify its property portfolio and concentrate on the assets it needs to own to carry out its essential purposes. These are to conserve and enhance the environment, and promote understanding and enjoyment of the National Park.

“The Caravan Club has managed the site to a very high standard for more than 30 years. Since 1995 they have invested considerable sums in improvements in facilities for customers and staff, and we feel confident that the site’s future would be assured under their ownership.”

The 2.7-hectare site, with 78 caravan pitches and 32 tent pitches, is next to parkland surrounding the National Park’s Losehill Hall centre for environmental learning, though it has its own separate entrance and is screened by mature trees.

The sale will generate capital to be used to help the National Park’s essential purposes, but it will not result in major savings, due to the loss of rental income.

This is an archived press release

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