New plans lodged for former fisheries site

One of the new lodges.
One of the new lodges.
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A planning application has been submitted to extend a luxury lakeside lodge development currently under construction on the Cumbria and Lancashire border.

Work started in February to redevelop the former Tewitfield fisheries site north of Carnforth and 30 lodges are currently being built for luxury leisure and accommodation provider Lodge Quest.

Inside one of the new lodges.

Inside one of the new lodges.

Lancaster-based Harrison Pitt Architects has now submitted a planning application for a further 23 three-bedroom lodges for the 26 acre site, off Burton Road, which will be known as Twin Lakes Country Club.

The development, situated just outside the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is due to open in 2016. The location has been chosen to give those purchasing lodges easy access to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

Richard Wooldridge, a director of Harrison Pitt Architects, said: “The lodges are designed to have high energy-efficiency and are built with timber from sustainable sources. They will provide top-quality accommodation and can only enhance the tourism facilities available in the area.

“This is a prestigious scheme for a growing provider of luxury leisure breaks and we’re proud to add it to our growing portfolio of home and luxury lodge developments.”

A spokesman for Lodge Quest said: “We are extremely proud to be working with Harrison Pitt on this exciting project, which we hope will become an example of what can be achieved with high quality developments in the area.

“The project at Twin Lakes Country Club will also become a blueprint for our future projects across the UK.

“Working with Harrison Pitt Architects on the construction, as well as renowned interior designer Karen Gray, we have created a unique offering that blends beautiful architecture and design with the natural environment, complementing the local landscape to create a unique holiday experience.”

The lake, which was used to farm trout for fishing until its closure in 2013, will be the main focus of the new leisure park.

It is being extensively landscaped to allow circular recreational walks around the lake and to connect to other footpaths and cycle routes in the area. It will also have playing facilities, car parking and other amenities on site.

Harrison Pitt Architects is advising Lodge Quest on a range of planning and development matters as well as overseeing the delivery of the project. A decision on the planning application for the additional 23 lodges is expected before the end of the year.