New Caravan Park plans will boost local tourism
17 September 2018
The Planning Committee of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has granted planning permission to Blair’s Caravans Ltd, for a Caravan Park on the Castle Road, Antrim.
The application on a seven-acre site at the eastern edge of the Shane’s Castle Estate beside Antrim and adjacent the shores of Lough Neagh, features 110 static caravans, 52 spots for touring caravans and 10 camping cabins.
The proposal represents an investment of some £3 million into the Borough. Once operational, it is anticipated it will support over 30 new jobs locally, including 4 people to be employed directly at the Park.
Following the decision, Committee Chairman, Councillor Henry Cushinan said “This is a fantastic investment in the tourism infrastructure of our Borough. The development will create more high quality options for people to visit and stay in our Borough, also using the gateway of Belfast International Airport.”
Tourism is estimated to have generated £38M in the Antrim and Newtownabbey economy in 2016.