Around 1,500 jobs and numerous opportunities for local businesses are being promised by the holiday company Center Parcs, as it prepares to open its latest site at Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire.
The company, which already has a park at Elvedon in Suffolk, says last year was its best ever, with 97% occupancy across its accommodation.
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