Backlash as Thorpe Park development continues

Thorpe Park

Backlash as Thorpe Park development continues

The ongoing construction of an Adventure Village at Thorpe Park in Cleethorpes has resulted in controversy, with caravan owners expressing concerns at the impact of the plans on rising pitch fees.

Organisers confirmed the plans via the ‘Thorpe Park Owners’ Facebook page last year.

The announcement read: “We are delighted to confirm we will be getting a brand-new Adventure Village here at Thorpe Park.

“This will be Haven’s biggest Adventure Village to date, complete with The Jump, Aerial Adventure and SO much more!

“Get ready for action-packed fun with a range of exciting activities in this amazing new development. Due to be completed summer 2022! We hope you are as excited as us!

“Check out the video for an idea of how they’ll look once complete!”

But owners say they have been billed for fees relating to the project despite not having been consulted or informed in advance.

Speaking via Facebook, one caravan owner wrote: “We should have been told this was extra on our fees. Ground rent has also gone up with development fees paid by the caravan owners.”

“You haven’t consulted with owners. You only shared this info just now, yet you have charged us for this development on our bills,” added another.

One frustrated owner said that the company had “changed” and was “no longer owner friendly.”

He continued: “We are your bread and butter. Fees gone up to pay for a building site, which will only be ready for the paying guests not owners.

“Closed for half a year nearly and still a building site! It’s looking like all they want from us is the site rent.

“Will we get free use of these changes as we are paying for it?.

“I don’t see us getting to book as all slots will be booked a month in advance by holiday makers.

“Come on Haven, it’s time to think of us owners not just the site fees and money, to my knowledge we where not even consulted about the changes.”

The Adventure Village is expected to be ready to open this summer.

Haven / Thorpe Park have been contacted for a statement, but we have yet to receive a response.

Are you an owner at the park? Get in touch – we would love to hear your views.

Updates to follow.

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