Accommodation boost ahead of Le Tour

A woman is seeking planning permission to create a caravan park and camping site in an attempt to boost tourism in the upper Calder Valley.

Wednesday, 26th February 2014, 6:00 am
Lorna Beaird is hoping to build an eco accomodation and campsite on land she owns on the cycle route off Dobroyd Road, Todmorden Pictured with her daughter Sophie

Lorna Beaird, of Todmorden, is looking to create the facilities on land at Dobroyd Road and open it in time for an anticipated influx of tourists for the Tour de France in July.

“The plan behind it is to bring people to stay in Todmorden so that they utilise our services and breathe some life into the town,” she said.

“It’s about leaving a legacy, starting this year.”

Construction will use straw bale and other eco-friendly materials.

Lorna believes the site - which is located near Route 66, the Rochdale Canal and the Calderdale Way - is in an ideal location for tourists and will offer the perfect spot for many activities including canoeing, walks and cycle rides.