A CHALET park complete with a mini market, pub and restaurant could be built in Dovercourt.

Plans for a high quality chalet park on land near Don Thomson Care House, in Low Road, have been lodged to Tending Council.

The plans include a mini market with a pharmacy and post office inside, a family pub and a restaurant for holiday makers and residents to use.

Onslow Holdings owns the site. The company has proposed to develop the 16-hectare site to serve both visitors of the holiday park and the local community.

The planning application, submitted to Tendring Council, said: “The mini supermarket will offer fresh and frozen foods to the local community, holidaymakers and residents of the proposed chalet park.

“Incorporated within the mini supermarket will be a sub post office and pharmacy.

It added: “The tavern will offer entertainment facilities to the general public and will serve as a club house for the proposed Chalet Park which will be situated at the rear of the tavern. The fast food restaurant can be separate or incorporated within the tavern and will also have public access.”

To the the north of the site there is a large residential housing development comprising of mostly low wise and two storey homes.

It comes after plans were approved in March to built 300 homes with vehicular access in March, also on land off Low Road.

David Smith, Harwich councillor, said as long as the development is in keeping with the area, he welcomes the plans.

He said: “I have not heard anything against the planning application. I can’t imagine people would go against it and I would agree it is a good idea.”

The proposal includes links to the footpath which runs between two holiday parks which continues south to a footpath along the seafront.

The planning application said the site is ideal as it is within walking distance of other tourist attractions in the area including the leisure centre.

Tendring Council has final say.