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Center Parcs to share preview of planning proposal at community consultation event on 7th & 8th September

Press release   •   Aug 26, 2015 10:00 IST

‘Center Parcs Longford Forest’ revealed as the name for proposed

Center Parcs’ development in Ireland

Wednesday, 26th August 2015: Center Parcs has announced that it will share a full preview of its proposed plan for a €200m holiday village on a 375 acres site at Newcastle Wood.

The company has also revealed that it intends to name its holiday village in Ireland ‘Center Parcs Longford Forest.’

As part of its ongoing community engagement around the proposed development, Center Parcs has hosted a number of community days over recent months.The upcoming community exhibition in September will be the final public community day to take place before Center Parcs submits a formal planning application to Longford County Council in the autumn.

The event will take place in Cooney’s Hotel, Ballymahon, Co. Longford on Monday, 7th September from 1.30pm to 8pm and on Tuesday, 8th September from 9.00am to 1.00pm.Center Parcs CEO Martin Dalby will host the event along with the company’s planning team and senior representatives.

Center Parcs CEO Martin Dalby commented: “Over the past few months we have been in regular contact with the local community to ensure we maintained an open dialogue as we have developed our plans for the site.The September event is a very exciting milestone for us.I am really looking forward to sharing more detailed information on our plans with the community and bringing the master layout to life with scale models of what Center Parcs Longford Forest could look like.Center Parcs Longford Forest would bring up to 1,000 jobs to the local area and have a significant and long lasting economic impact on the Midlands region.We are delighted to move one step closer to bringing these plans to life.

“As this will be our final public meeting before we submit our planning application, I would encourage as many members of the community as possible to drop by on 7th and 8th September to view the plans.

Following the submission of a planning application, Longford County Council will undertake a formal 5 week period of consultation, during which time the Center Parcs plans will be on public display at the Council office.

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For media enquiries, contact:

Murray – (01) 498 0300 or 086 396 4368 (Avril) / 087 143 7350 (Diarmaid)

acollins@murrayconsultants.ie

dwalsh@murrayconsultants.ie

Center Parcs Press Office – 0044 (0)1623 821733

simon.kay@centerparcs.co.uk

lizzie.jackson@centerparcs.co.uk

Notes to Editors

Center Parcs operates five short break destinations across the UK: Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire; Elveden Forest, Suffolk; Longleat Forest, Wiltshire; Whinfell Forest, Cumbria and Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire. Each Center Parcs is nestled within around 400 acres of protected and enhanced woodland, with the village designed to complement and work with the forest environment

Our vision to bring new and unique family breaks to Ireland is now becoming a reality, with Longford Forest set to open its doors in summer 2019. Our forest resort, at just under 400 acres in Longford Forest will include 470 luxury lodges and 30 stylish apartments which will accommodate up to 2,500 guests in a safe, peaceful, and car-free environment. Our guests will be able to enjoy more than 100 family activities – both indoors and out – a range of restaurants and shops, and our famous Subtropical Swimming Paradise, which will be Ireland’s biggest and most impressive water park ever. Something to do for everyone in the family, whatever the weather. With miles of beautiful forest to explore, guests will choose how to spend their time – filled with activities or simply taking life slowly and soaking up the beautiful surroundings.

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