Bosses back Snoasis dream with cash

BOSSES behind Snoasis, the massive indoor ski complex planned for Suffolk, today pledged to invest millions of pounds in the project – before it's even given the go-ahead. But prospects for the centre could still hinge on a blueprint for East Anglia's future.

BOSSES behind Snoasis, the massive indoor ski complex planned for Suffolk, today pledged to invest millions of pounds in the project – before it's even given the go-ahead.

Developers for the enormous centre, which would be based at Great Blakenham, say they expect to spend £2.5million on professional fees to ensure the £300m resort is given the best possible chance of success.

But its future could still hinge on its inclusion in a blueprint on future developments in East Anglia.

If the proposal is mentioned in the regional plan, due to be announced in February, it would clear the way for a planning application to follow, probably in the spring of 2004. Failure to be included could delay the completion date by two years.


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Godfrey Spanner, the driving force behind the development, said: "If Great Blakenham is mentioned as a specific area for a destination resort, it will be a winner. If the former Mason's Quarry is mentioned it will be a hands-down winner."

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