£37m theme park takes major step forward

Gulliver’s has moved closer to obtaining planning permission for a theme park on the former Pithouse West colliery site in the Rother Valley after the £37m scheme was backed by Rotherham Council.

The local authority’s planning board has approved the proposal to develop the tourist attraction on the 250-acre site.

As the project involves development on the green belt, the final decision rests with communities secretary Sajid Javid who has 21 days to call in the application.

Gulliver’s managing director Julie Dalton said: “Everyone at Gulliver’s is very pleased with the Council’s decision which takes us to the next stage of the planning process.”

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