PLANS have been unveiled for a multi-million pound Chinese-themed visitor attraction in Rotherham.
Visions of China will be a 120-acre theme park within an authentic environment at the former Pithouse West colliery site.
Rotherham Borough Council’s Cabinet announced today that China Vision Ltd, along with regeneration specialists MCD Development, were the preferred partner the leisure venture.
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About 400 permanent year-round jobs will be created, plus “several hundred” more during construction.
Leader Cllr Roger Stone said: “This is a prestigious project, which will create hundreds of new jobs and bring in many thousands of visitors.
“We are delighted that it is being brought to Rotherham.
“Our decision today is the first stage on the road to turn this China Vision into a reality and we will be working hard with the partnership to make it happen.”
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