Henry recently attended a debate on leisure park homes. The main purpose of the debate was to flag up the problem that arises when leisure parks have sites which are poorly managed, and where residents are unfairly treated.
Commenting Henry said: “It is very important to draw a distinction between well managed sites where tenants are looked after and those sites where owners and managers adopt unscrupulous practices.”
“Leisure park homes are a vital part of our local tourist industry and employ a significant number of people. I have a huge amount of support for some of the sites in and around my constituency including Pinewoods near Cromer, Searles Park in Hunstanton – which is one of the best managed sites in the country and consistently wins awards and McDonnell who have numerous sites across the constituency.”
“I am very keen to raise the good practices and first class management that is in place at these different sites and indeed many others around the constituency. Of course, it is extremely important they are not “tarred” by the small number that do not show respect to their tenants, residents and neighbours.”
Henry said that the reason he intervened in the debate was to flag up the level of really good practice, and emphasise the number of excellent sites in and around West Norfolk.
Henry was also encouraged by Health Wheeler MP, the Minister responding, who confirmed she is committed to improving the sector. The Minister stated: “We have already introduced important legislation to strengthen the rights of consumers, but we know that there is more work to be done. I will continue to work with the Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to consider what other measures can be taken on consumer protection.”
The full debate can be view via the following link: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2019-02-27/debates/77961B04-17C2-4EEA-AA90-A3EC654ED41E/ResidentsOfLeisureParkHomes?highlight=leisure%20parks#contribution-1192A371-7DA9-485C-9DB0-6FE616B51BFF