£5 million ski village plan agreed by Sheffield council

The plan to turn Sheffield’s former ski village into a winter sports development has moved a step forward after councillors signed off on a £4.8 million loan.

The Parkwood Springs development led by Extreme Sports will include new artificial ski and snowboarding slopes, the UK’s first ‘Skyline Luge’ track, indoor skydiving, surfing, e-sports, biking tracks, a zip line and a lake for canoeing.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business and investment at Sheffield city council, said, “This is another important milestone for the Parkwood leisure project.

“We still have lots more work ahead of us and we will say lots more about the project in the future but for now, it’s very good news that the Combined Authority has confirmed this element. It will allow SCC to work with the developer to unlock infrastructure and access constraints at the site in due course.”

The funding will be used for phase one of the project and includes ‘site remediation’, ‘utilities provision’ and a new access road ahead of the £22.5m centre’s construction.

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