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Formby golf resort plans could ‘attract businesses and increase tourism’

A transformation of Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa is expected to “attract new businesses and increase tourism” in the region.

Plans to build a host of new facilities at the site to create a ‘world-class, multi-purpose resort’ were approved by Sefton Council last night (17 October).

The council’s planning committee gave the green light to proposals for a new two-storey clubhouse and event space, extended bar and restaurant facilities, a new reception building, a re-configured leisure club, a double-storey spa and four eco-lodges.

There’ll also be a new two-storey building housing 43 en suite guestrooms, and 20 new en suite guestrooms in a first floor conversion of the current spa and leisure building.

Commenting on the approved plans, CS Hotel Solutions’ director, Christopher King, says:  “It has been great to have the support of Sefton Council in considering and approving our plans, and we are grateful they have been able to share our vision and ambitions for the resort.

“We are confident these redevelopment plans will not only reposition the resort as a world-class destination, it will also attract both new business and an increase in tourism to the region as a whole”.

Councillor Daren Veidman, Sefton Council’s cabinet member planning and building control, adds: “We have been working with Formby Hall Golf Club for some time now on a range of planned investments into their complex and are pleased to approve this application.

“This phase of investment has the potential to significantly enhance the reputation of the Formby resort, build upon Sefton’s growing tourism economy and in particular the ‘Golf Coast’ and we look forward to working with them to make these exciting plans a reality. It really reinforces that Sefton is open for business.”