John H Hutchinson

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
In the report SUBJECT: HOYLAKE GOLF RESORT dated 20TH JULY 2015 to Cabinet, it is stated that casual golf visitors could grow from 1,800 in year one to around 3,000 in year five and that golf society and corporate days start at 1,565 in year one and grow by 1,100 over the next five years.

Upon what basis were these figures determined, please?

Upon what assumptions were it possible to conclude that visitor numbers will drive the indirect benefits as spend spreads to the wider economy in Wirral, Liverpool and Chester given that for an all-inclusive holiday resort it is the norm to encourage visitors to remain on resort to maximise income and profit for the developer, owner/manager?

With what local schools had NJVG experience of supporting local schools by providing work experience for year 9 and 6th form students interested in pursuing careers in the hotel, golf and leisure industry?

Yours faithfully,

John H Hutchinson

Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Hutchinson,

 

Thank you for your FOI inquiry (reference FOI 1446246).

 

Your questions have been reproduced below with the corresponding reply
inserted in bold type.   

 

“Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, In the report SUBJECT: HOYLAKE
GOLF RESORT dated 20TH JULY 2015 to Cabinet, it is stated that casual golf
visitors could grow from 1,800 in year one to around 3,000 in year five
and that golf society and corporate days start at 1,565 in year one and
grow by 1,100 over the next five years.”

 

Upon what basis were these figures determined, please? - These figures
were taken from the commercial viability section of the bid document
submitted by the Nicklaus Joint Venture Group. The document, in
illustrating commercial viability, projected the 10 year trading project
and loss figures for all business areas and these were taken from the
estimated trading of the golf and golf academy departments. The
projections were based on the real live operational experience of the bid
partners.     

 

Upon what assumptions were it possible to conclude that visitor numbers
will drive the indirect benefits as spend spreads to the wider economy in
Wirral, Liverpool and Chester given that for an all-inclusive holiday
resort it is the norm to encourage visitors to remain on resort to
maximise income and profit for the developer, owner/manager? – Indirect
benefits are a normal assumption to make as all business related projects
inevitably benefits of this nature will arise. Not all visitors will
remain on site as your question assumes, in fact it is expected that
holiday packages would include a range of non-golf related visitor
activities within the city region. In addition there will be other
indirect benefits arising from the anticipated 175 jobs to be created and
within the local supply chain generally.          

 

With what local schools had NJVG experience of supporting local schools by
providing work experience for year 9 and 6th form students interested in
pursuing careers in the hotel, golf and leisure industry? – This is not
recorded information.

 

I trust this will be of assistance to you enquiries.

 

You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to ask for an internal review if you are dissatisfied with the information
provided to you. Please direct any request for an internal review to
[1][Wirral Borough Council request email] and your request will be allocated for
review.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Chelsea Dalton

Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street

Birkenhead

CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 666 5201

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Dear Dalton, Chelsea,
thank you for your reply.

I shall be grateful if you will note and take appropriation corrective that Council's replies are not in bold type.

Yours sincerely,

John H Hutchinson

Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Hutchinson,

 

Please accept my apologies, the format of my message must have changed
upon reaching you. Please see below:

 

“Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, In the report SUBJECT: HOYLAKE 
GOLF RESORT dated 20TH JULY 2015 to Cabinet, it is stated that casual
golf  visitors could grow from 1,800 in year one to around 3,000 in year
five  and that golf society and corporate days start at 1,565 in year one
and  grow by 1,100 over the next five years.”

 

 

 

Upon what basis were these figures determined, please?  

These figures  were taken from the commercial viability section of the bid
document  submitted by the Nicklaus Joint Venture Group. The document, in 
illustrating commercial viability, projected the 10 year trading project 
and loss figures for all business areas and these were taken from the 
estimated trading of the golf and golf academy departments. The 
projections were based on the real live operational experience of the bid 
partners.    

 

 

 

Upon what assumptions were it possible to conclude that visitor numbers 
will drive the indirect benefits as spend spreads to the wider economy in 
Wirral, Liverpool and Chester given that for an all-inclusive holiday 
resort it is the norm to encourage visitors to remain on resort to 
maximise income and profit for the developer, owner/manager?

Indirect  benefits are a normal assumption to make as all business related
projects  inevitably benefits of this nature will arise. Not all visitors
will  remain on site as your question assumes, in fact it is expected
that  holiday packages would include a range of non-golf related visitor 
activities within the city region. In addition there will be other 
indirect benefits arising from the anticipated 175 jobs to be created and 
within the local supply chain generally.         

 

 

 

With what local schools had NJVG experience of supporting local schools
by  providing work experience for year 9 and 6th form students interested
in  pursuing careers in the hotel, golf and leisure industry?

This is not recorded information.

 

I trust this will be of assistance to you enquiries.

 

 

You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to ask for an internal review if you are dissatisfied with the information
provided to you. Please direct any request for an internal review to
[1][Wirral Borough Council request email] and your request will be allocated for
review.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Chelsea Dalton

Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street

Birkenhead

CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 666 5201

[Wirral Borough Council request email]

visit our website: www.wirral.gov.uk

 

PLEASE FORWARD ALL FOI RESPONSES TO [Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

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Dear Dalton, Chelsea,

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

John H Hutchinson