Today in Ballymahon, Center Parcs unveiled a full preview of its proposed plans for Center Parcs Longford Forest. The €200m development will be located on a 375 acre site at Newcastle Wood, five kilometres from Ballymahon. A detailed masterplan, scale models of the lodges and the centre buildings – including the Subtropical Swimming Paradise - and an artist’s impressions of various aspects of the village were shared with the local community and residents. This is the final in a series of community engagement days hosted by Center Parcs before the planning application is submitted in the autumn.
The holiday village will create approximately 750 jobs during construction and employ up to 1,000 people in permanent jobs once operational. It is estimated that over the next 20 years, Center Parcs Longford Forest would generate an economic uplift of €1billion for the Irish economy.
More in this week’s Longford Leader.