New ‘lodge park’ set for Pugneys
Wakefield Council is
delighted to announce plans to bring a bespoke lodge park to Pugneys Country
The developer, Pugneys Park Lodges, is proposing to create a lodge park on an
area of land between the lake and the adjacent Asda site.
Subject to planning permission, the scheme proposes around 100 specially
designed timber lodges will be built, providing high-quality, self-catered
accommodation. There will be both single and family lodges in attractive
parkland setting, with its own amenity space.
On Tuesday 18 July the Council’s Cabinet were in agreement to lease the land to
develop the lodge park at Pugneys.
Cllr Denise Jeffery,
Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration, said:
“This is fantastic news for the district, offering tourists and visitors unique
accommodation in a beautiful setting.
“The lodge park would be ideally placed for the amazing cultural offer we have
in the district, including the excellent facilities at Pugneys water sports
centre and Country Park. It is also easily placed to access the beautiful West
Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the award-winning Hepworth Wakefield gallery,
recently named the prestigious Art Fund museum of the year.
“The lodges will add to the exciting offer we already have and help to further
boost investment and growth in the district.”
A spokesperson from Pugneys Park Lodges said: “Pugneys is a fantastic facility
in Wakefield, already offering a variety of sports and recreational facilities.
The footfall has been increasing year on year, making this a great location to
promote this type of offer and broaden the range of opportunities at the site.
“The development will provide employment opportunities and the involvement of
local suppliers of goods and services, helping to promote and support the local
economy in Wakefield.”