PLANS have been drawn up for a holiday park on farmland with views of Roseberry Topping.

The proposal, at Upsall near Guisborough, is for grazing land next to Hemble House Farm and opposite the Cross Keys pub, off the A171 Guisborough to Middlesbrough Road.

A planning application has been lodged by Ged Wyke of Wyke Lodges Ltd to Redcar and Cleveland Council for the construction of 21 holiday chalets with space for touring caravans.

There would be associated toilet blocks with a manager’s office and landscaping to blend in with the surroundings.

It is hoped that the potential increase in tourism in the area will have significant knock-on benefits for other local businesses. In addition, the site will employ approximately eight people, requiring a receptionist, gardeners, cleaners and an on-site maintenance person to support ambitions of eighty per cent occupancy all year round.

The proposed accommodation will consist of timber single storey cabin twin units.

The site is screened from the busy A171 by a mature hedgerow, which Wyke says provides considerable privacy, along with the established surrounding mature woodland, which is to be retained and bolstered.

The site will command an unrestricted view of Roseberry Topping and will be connected to the path along the old Guisborough to Nunthorpe disused railway line by the Tees Link public footpath.

There are two bus stops located directly adjacent to the site, one on the opposite side of the dual carriageway outside the public house and hotel, The Cross Keys.

The target is for the caravan park and lodges to be complete for the season commencing April/March 2021.

As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, it is believed that more British citizens will be looking nationwide for family holiday possibilities as oppose to travelling abroad and Wyke consider that this would be overwhelmingly advantageous for the business.

However, the A171 road is busy, and is the main dual carriageway road between Guisborough, and much of East Cleveland, to Middlesbrough.

Planners have looked at the way vehicles will enter and leave the site and have carried out a survey to determine and suggest the best method for safety.

The application will now be considered by the Redcar and Cleveland Council Regulatory Committee in due course when sittings resume.