Leisure oasis for Blue Circle site

NEW rail links and a ski slope are at the centre of multi-million pound plans to redevelop the former Blue Circle site, it was revealed today.Around 1,000 jobs could be created at a resort set to rival Center Parcs in a proposal for the Great Blakenham site, which could also get a station as part of the re-development of the former cement works.

By Paul Geater

NEW rail links and a ski slope are at the centre of multi-million pound plans to redevelop the former Blue Circle site, it was revealed today.

Around 1,000 jobs could be created at a resort set to rival Center Parcs in a proposal for the Great Blakenham site, which could also get a station as part of the re-development of the former cement works.

A developer wants to develop the site as a ski resort attracting up to three million visitors a year and has included the station in its plan.


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There was a station on the site – called Claydon although it was in Blakenham – which was closed by Lord Beeching in 1963.

The proposed development is aimed to be environmentally friendly – a major departure from the former occupant of the site.

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