A lake District holiday park has introduced new electric car charging facilities as part of an energy saving initiative. 

Fallbarrow Holiday Park, owned by Parkdean Resorts, has installed the chargers as part of a commitment to reducing its environmental impact. 

While the Parkdean Resort is committed to reducing its environmental footprint, it is aiming to help its holidaymakers do the same. The electric chargers will be trailed throughout the year so the business can access their potential impact. 

Jane Bates, Director of Procurement and Sustainability, Parkdean Resorts, said: “These new projects are really exciting and important steps forward for us as a business, and the trials will give us a great opportunity to test, learn and start to understand how we can reduce our energy usage and what we can roll out more widely across the business. We want to put sustainability at the heart of staycations at Parkdean Resorts, and we’re committed to caring for our people, parks and planets, so we’re really excited to see the results of the trials next year and to implement these findings into our future decision-making.” 

The park has said that it is committed to achieving a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2025. Earlier this year, the resort switched its energy supply to Calor Futuria Liquid Gas, a co-product of biodiesel production made from a blend of waste, residues and sustainably sourced materials, to improve the sustainability of the business’ gas supply and reduce CO2 emissions. 

By the end of 2022, it hopes that more than 14% of the total LPG supplied by Calor to Parkdean Resorts will be Futuria Liquid Gas, with the aim to raise this to nearly 25% by the end of 2023.