Surprise extension to battle for SnOasis

CLOSING arguments in the battle for SnOasis have been delayed today, meaning the public inquiry into the huge winter sports complex will not finish until later this month.

CLOSING arguments in the battle for SnOasis have been delayed today, meaning the public inquiry into the huge winter sports complex will not finish until later this month.

After kicking off in February and taking a break for several weeks before restarting this week, it had been anticipated the lengthy inquiry would wrap up today - allowing planning inspector John Gray to retire to consider his verdict.

However Mr Gray today ruled that the inquiry would resume on May 21 to hear the closing arguments from Onslow Suffolk, the developers behind the £300million indoor ski slope and associated winter sports resort planned for Great Blakenham.

Earlier today the SnOasis Community Alliance presented its closing argument over why the project should be blocked by the government.


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A team acting for Mid Suffolk District Council, which last year gave planning approval for the project, along with an adjacent 421-home housing development and a new railway station for the village, urged Mr Gray to allow the projects to go ahead.

For full story see tomorrow's Evening Star.

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