D-day for £350m YES! project

By Michael Upton | 17/05/2010 0 comments

D-day for £350m YES! project

COUNCILLORS were meeting this afternoon to decide whether a controversial £350 million leisure development should get the go-ahead.

The borough council’s planning board is considering Oak Holdings' application for the YES! Project next to Rother Valley Country Park.

Oak’s plans include an "extreme sports complex" with climbing wall, three hotels, a conference centre, a shopping mall, a "brewery experience", a range of restaurants and an outdoor golf driving range.

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The application is a scaled-down version of plans approved five years ago and is expected to get the go-ahead but countryside campaigners have branded the scheme “completely over-the-top.”

John King, Planning Officer at CPRE South Yorkshire, said: “We can see how things like a chocolate experience and brewing experience sound like exciting tourist attractions but it’s completely over-the-top to build such a massive development on precious, restored green belt land.”


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