There was some good news announced for Irish tourism recently as it was conformed that British self catering holiday company Center Parcs has been granted planning permission to build a new state of the art holiday village in Co Longford.
The popular holiday resort will now officially appear on Irish shores after Longford County Council gave the green light for the €233m development. It is understood that over a 1,000 jobs will be created at the Center Parcs resort when it officially opens in 2019, whilst a further 750 jobs will be made available during construction.
Speaking about the multi-million euro complex the companies CEO, Martin Dalby, said: “This is a very important milestone for Center Parcs and we would like to thank Longford County Council for having the confidence in our proposal to grant planning permission.”
” Engagement and dialogue with the local community in Ballymahon and the wider Longford area has been an important part of our approach, and will continue during the next steps of the planning process. “The positive outcome recognises the transformative impact Center Parcs Longford Forest will have on the midlands region in terms of jobs, tourism and wider economic benefits.”
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