A plan to build a new £18m leisure park at the sight of a former quarry in the Staffordshire Moorlands has been approved. The local district council planning committee approved the plan in mid-September, with operator Laver Leisure the brains behind the project.
The site is set to feature a bowling alley, children’s play area and cinema room – all fertile areas for machines to thrive in.
In total the site will contain 250 holiday lodges, along with a large variety of other leisure attractions.
Although the local authority received 89 letters of objection, compared to 16 of support, it requested little in the way of alterations to the original proposal before granting it approval.
“The Churnet Valley Master Plan identifies the application site as a key opportunity site for the new leisure development based around the restoration of the quarry,” said the planning officer in their official recommendation.