New ‘lodge park’ set for Pugneys

24/07/2017, PR8612

Pugneys Park Lodges
Pugneys Park Lodges

Wakefield Council is delighted to announce plans to bring a bespoke lodge park to Pugneys Country Park.

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
Cllr Denise Jeffery

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.”

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