Caravan park’s boss positive over Newtown bypass
A caravan park that sits either side of a new bypass says it hasn’t been affected by ongoing construction work.
Glandulas Holiday Park on Llanidloes Road in Newtown is split by the new bypass route in the town, and has pitches on both sides of the construction.
Despite original fears at the bypass planning inquiry that the route would cause problems for the park, it has remained unaffected, with a bridge over the construction linking the two sites.
However holiday park manager Alison Linsey said: “The bypass has not really affected us.
“People here have static caravans and they can see we are not trying to hide anything, the bypass is what it is.
“They can see the progressive opportunity that the bypass will bring not just to the area, but the holiday park too.
“They can see the benefit it is going to bring, and it hasn’t affected trade, I can’t say whether it has gone up, but it hasn’t gone down.”
The park has 62 pitches at one end of the park, and 20 at the other with the bridge linking the two parts of the site.
Miss Linsey believes when the bypass is completed it is going to offer a boost not just to Newtown, but also to the caravan park.
She added: “For locals it will provide a much needed boost in reducing traffic trying to get through the centre of Newtown.
“It will be beneficial for people travelling through the area to get to the coast.
“And it will also make it easier for people coming to our site, and it is going to be beneficial to us here.”
Following a visit to the bypass site last month, county councillor for Newtown Joy Jones was informed that work was ahead of schedule, and could be finished in time for Christmas 2018.
The bypass is set to ease traffic congestion that has been hampering Montgomeryshire’s largest town, and surrounding areas for decades.
Councillor Jones said: “They had a target for early in May 2019, however they are more than on track and are hopeful that it will be completed in late 2018, which is great news.
“The quicker it is done for everyone the better, so they can see what it is and reap the full benefits of it.”