Final go-ahead for £37 million Gulliver’s Valley theme park

WORK will begin on Gulliver’s Valley after the theme park plans were given the final go-ahead by the secretary of state.

The approval from communities secretary Sajid Javid MP follows last month’s unanimous vote from Rotherham’s planning board.

It is hoped the £37 million family theme park, at the former Pithouse West colliery site, Wales, will open in 2020.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,final-goahead-for-37-million-gullivers-valley-theme-park_22075.htm

Building work to begin on £37m Gulliver’s Valley Resort after planning permission confirmed

Building work is set to begin on a £37 million theme park in South Yorkshire after planning permission was officially confirmed.

Gulliver’s Valley Resort, on the Pit House West site, received planning permission by Rotherham Council’s planning committee last month.

The approval sparked a 21-day period in which the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, could “call-in” the decision.

Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/building-work-to-begin-on-37m-gulliver-s-valley-resort-after-planning-permission-confirmed-1-8466393

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4 Responses to Final go-ahead for £37 million Gulliver’s Valley theme park

  1. trambuster says:

    Oh yes, that’s Rotherham Council giving itself planning permission to develop its own greenbelt land – imagine a local farmer wanting to do the same sort of thing on his land.

    Up in arms, against Council policy, can’t build on greenbelt, blah, blah, blah – Rotherham Council fitting its policies to suit itself. Imagine that!!

  2. Colin Tawn says:

    @trambuster.
    Whist I agree we should preserve as much of our greenbelt as possible the government has relaxed some of the rules for building on greenbelt land.
    Three years ago this was reported:’A survey commissioned by the National Trust found that 30 of the 59 councils that responded who had greenbelt land in their local authority area – 51% – were likely or very likely to allocate it for development in the next five years.’
    /www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/dec/19/councils-prepare-allocate-greenbelt-land-development

    The redevelopment of the Pithead site should and must IMV be welcomed because it will benefit the local economy and give a welcome boost to employment including the laying of new and improved access roads as well as the construction of the theme park over the planned five years timescale.

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  4. S Thornton says:

    Is it just me, or were they digging up the road junction to improve the roundabout, BEFORE, they gave themselves planning permission ?.

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