Kelling Heath invests in green power
Site operator Blue Sky Leisure has installed a solar heating system for the shower block serving the site’s touring pitches – a measure that will prevent around half a tonne of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere each year.
The new block doubles the number of showers available to campers and incorporates separate toilet and shower facilities for the disabled. A large array of solar panels on the block’s south-facing roof will be the sole source of hot water for much of the year – with an efficient gas boiler only required to ‘top up’ the temperature during the coldest months.
And in addition to the solar powered showers, the new block features a rainwater harvesting system to provide water to flush the toilets and ground source heating to keep the ambient temperature of the block steady throughout the year. These two innovations will further reduce the sites carbon footprint and save around 120,000 litres of water a year.
Rufus Bellamy – son of the famous botanist David and environmental advisor to the British Holiday Home and Parks Association opened the new shower block.
“This block will significantly reduce the environmental footprint of the holiday-makers staying here, making a holiday here a greener option,” said Mr Bellamy. “It shows what’s possible with green technology and it really throws down the gauntlet to other parks in the UK to follow Kelling Heath’s lead.”
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Norfolk coast near Weybourne, Kelling Heath has established a reputation for sustainable management of the delicate environment that surrounds it.
VIP guests toasted the opening of the new block with another environmentally sound innovation at the site – Adnams East Green Ale – one of Britain’s first carbon neutral beers, which is on sale in the bar at Kelling Heath.