New holiday park approved for Kessingland

Kessingland beach
Image caption Beeston Group says Kessingland beach will be accessible from the new site

A multi-million pound holiday park will be built on the Suffolk coast, after Waveney District Council approved plans.

Beeston Group says its cliff top park at The Hollies, Kessingland, will offer log cabin accommodation, luxury camping and pitches for touring vehicles.

Managing director Timothy Hay said work would begin "immediately" and part of the site should be open by April.

Mr Hay said about 40 jobs would be created by the development.

"It's going to be our flagship site," said Mr Hay, whose company runs the Cliff House Holiday Park at Dunwich and a number of other sites in East Anglia.

Mr Hay said it would cost about £3-5m and take 10 years to complete the Kessingland site, which will be able to accommodate up to 1,500 people.

An existing, burnt out, two-storey building will be demolished and new steps will provide direct access to the beach, Mr Hay said.

Some local residents had objected to the plans, saying it would be too noisy and would have a negative impact on wildlife.

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