The owners of Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre have submitted plans to the County Council to provide attractive, environmentally friendly holiday accommodation at a local disused quarry.
The proposal is to provide 40 lodge-style caravans as self-contained holiday accommodation at Livox Quarry. The holiday accommodation will be for short breaks and would allow families to stay in the area whilst they enjoy the many local attractions and sights of the Wye Valley and surrounding areas.
As well as the accommodation, the aim of the proposal is to provide open water swimming at the site’s lake, a beach area and to make use of local walking and cycling routes.
This development at Livox quarry would help to further establish Tintern, St Arvans, Chepstow and in a wider sense Monmouth as a holiday destination for visitors to stay and explore. This will transform Tintern and the surrounding area into a 365 day a year offering, allowing visitors a far better experience of visiting and staying in the Wye Valley. This will increase visitor numbers, spending and offer a better visitor experience that isn’t currently on offer in Monmouthshire.
Livox quarry is a former limestone quarry between Chepstow and Tintern. It is near to the River Wye, and ceased operating as a quarry in 2013.
In addition to the positive effects on the local economy and tourism, the site will improve employment for the local area. It is estimated that the approval of the application will create 25 job roles.