Meeting date set for SnOasis project

A CRUCIAL meeting to discuss the proposed £300 million SnOasis indoor winter sports project is to take place on April 20, it was announced today.Plans for the controversial development at the former Blue Circle cement works at Great Blakenham will go before Mid Suffolk District Council's planning committee at a special meeting in Great Blakenham village hall.

A CRUCIAL meeting to discuss the proposed £300 million SnOasis indoor winter sports project is to take place on April 20, it was announced today.

Plans for the controversial development at the former Blue Circle cement works at Great Blakenham will go before Mid Suffolk District Council's planning committee at a special meeting in Great Blakenham village hall.

Developer Godfrey Spanner of Onslow Suffolk Ltd, said: "We are delighted that a date has now been set by Mid Suffolk and that we now have an end to the planning process in sight.

“I very much hope that everyone who supports SnOasis will make their views known to the council during the consultation period, and of course, that we get a positive outcome.”


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The SnOasis development would see the creation of the biggest indoor ski slope in the world built amid a 350-acre leisure park in Great Blakenham. It would host water sports, health and fitness centres, restaurants, bars, casinos, nightclubs, cinemas, and many other sports. The destination would also provide accommodation with 350 self catering chalets, a 350 room 4-star hotel and a 200 bed hostel.

However some residents have expressed their concerns over the ramifications of having Snoasis on their doorsteps.

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The council will be writing directly to everyone who has been notified and consulted, or who has written in, to give them the opportunity to speak at the April 20 meeting.

If you wish to participate telephone Vera Cousins, on 01449 727212 or vera.cousins@midsuffolk.gov.uk for details.

The application details are available on www.midsuffolk.gov.uk .

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