Peak Village site set for major tourism development

Published: Mon Oct 06 2008

The development would cost £1.25 Million, would create local jobs, would bring thousands of new tourists into the area every year, and would significantly increase footfalls to the shopping village.

The plan is subject to funding and all the required planning permissions and consents. If all goes to plan, work will start next year and will be completed by the end of 2009.
Terrence Morgan of Morgan and Company, Belper, and Martin Langsdale of BB and J, Derby, recently took over the management of the centre and are optimistic that their plans to build a holiday village will come to fruition, as there are local benefits on many different levels.

Terrence Morgan said: "We have only just unveiled the plans for the proposed holiday village at Peak Village to the existing retailers. The plans have so far received an extremely positive response because reatailers and their employees recognise that the development will have a very positive impact on visitor numbers and will contribute greatly to local tourism and the local economy in general. The growth and development of tourism in this part of Derbyshire is crucial to the future success and prosperity of local communities, and we feel Peak Village has an important role to play in that success.

"The initial plans outline space for 10-12 high specification log cabins with parking, in addition to 45 berths for caravans or motor homes, with additional parking alongside. All of the berths will be equipped with electric and water. Occupants of the holiday village will also be provided with a convenience store and a children’s play area - everything they need to meet their needs during their stay in Rowsley.

"We feel that there is also space within the development of the Peak Village site to provide the residents of Rowsley with much needed community facilities. That is why we have included a community space within the plans".

One of the first tasks for the new management partnership has been to work on a programme of events which will be attractive to visitors, shoppers and the local community. These began last weekend with a free performance from the ‘Stoned Angels’, a Rolling Stones tribute band who performed for shoppers on the courtyard last Saturday. Further details of events and developments at Peak Village will be announced via the local media in due course.

Notes to editors
Martin Langsdale is a partner in BB and J, the commercial arm of Boxall Brown Jones estate agents of Derby born in Nottingham, based in Derby since 1992. Martin also heads up the Derby Cathedral Quarter Management Group – a management steering group of business people from across the Cathedral Quarter which has been formed to help drive forward the objectives of the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) Business Plan and represent the views and opinions of the 380 businesses operating there.

Terrence Morgan is Director of Morgan and Company Ltd, in Belper which he founded in 1996. Following many years’ service with the District Valuer's Office in South Yorkshire, Terry has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the commercial property sector.

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Terrence Morgan (Left) and Martin Langsdale (Right)

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