Plans to build a massive new family-friendly theme park near Rother Valley have been officially submitted.
Gulliver’s want to build the 250 acre park on the former Pithouse West colliery site adjoining Rother Valley Country Park.
A decision on the planning application is due early next year, with hopes that construction could start later in 2017, with the first phase due to be completed by 2020.
Third time lucky as plans unveiled for vast theme park on site of old Rotherham pit
PLANS have been submitted for a vast new theme park on the site of a former colliery in South Yorkshire.
The firm bought the land from Rotherham Council a year ago, and yesterday’s announcement is the first indication of progress on a project that has been beset with delays and false dawns.
Plans in for 250-acre theme park
PLANS for a theme park at Rother Valley have moved forward with Gulliver’s submitting a planning application.
The family firm is asking Rotherham Borough Council for permission to build on 250 acres of the former Pithouse West site.
The plans for Gulliver’s Valley include a main theme park hub, with rides and attractions aimed at children aged two to 13.
Gulliver’s submit plans for £37m Rother Valley resort
Detailed planning applications for the £37m Gulliver’s Family Theme Park resort adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park have been submitted to Rotherham Council.
Gulliver’s, the operators of theme parks in Warrington, Matlock Bath and Milton Keynes developed an initial masterplan for the first of their sites in the UK to encompass all their major family entertainment elements in one location with new attractions exclusive to Rotherham.
The proposals, which will create around 400 jobs, will see Gulliver’s buy approximately 250 acres from Rotherham Council. Two applications have been submitted, one for the change of use of the greenbelt site to a leisure resort and a second that details the phases of the resort and the attractions.