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SNOASIS RESERVED MATTERS PLANNING APPLICATION
You may be aware that the Reserved Matters planning application for the SnOasis winter sports complex has been received by Mid Suffolk District Council.
SnOasis was originally approved in 2008 by the Secretary of State. The original approval remains in force and is not up for reapproval. The Planning team at Mid Suffolk District Council will not be requesting or considering any comments on the merits or otherwise of the original application and the subsequent decision by the Secretary of State, and this will not be considered by any of the Town and Parish Councils that have been asked for comments on the Reserved Matters.
Mid Suffolk District Council have set up a page dedicated to SnOasis on their website : www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning/snoasis/
Reserved Matters are to give interested parties the chance to consider and comment on the details that were not covered in the original application. They will cover eight different areas (known as Phases) :
Phase 1 - Details of the ecological mitigation - to include earth stripping and creation of the ponds in preparation for the relocation of newts;
Phase 2 - Details of civils [engineering works], drainage and structural landscaping;
Phase 3 - Details of the siting, design and external appearance, of the ski dome, associated car parking and any hard and soft landscaping;
Phase 4 - Details of the siting, design and external appearance, of the entertainment dome, and any hard and soft landscaping;
Phase 5 - Details of the siting, design and external appearance of the hotel, car park, apartments and retail units together with any hard and soft landscaping;
Phase 6 - Details of the siting, design and external appearance of the sports academy, hostel and car park together with any hard and soft landscaping;
Phase 7 - Details of the siting, design and external appearance of the ice rink, conference and exhibition centre together with any hard and soft landscaping;
Phase 8 - Details of the siting, design and external appearance of the log cabins and clubhouse together with any hard and soft landscaping.
The application and associated documents can be viewed on the Council’s planning web site by following this link 4494/16 and at the Council’s offices in Needham Market. A link to the submitted documents is directly available here 4494/16.
Mid Suffolk District Council have confirmed that they are awaiting further information from the applicant for a number of the phases, so there will be further consultations as new documents are received.
Great Blakenham Parish Council will be discussing SnOasis at it’s Meeting on 11th January 2017. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to put forward their views during the Public Forum. The Meeting begins at 7.00 pm and the Public Forum takes place shortly after the start of the Meeting. Due to the constraints of the Agenda, the Public Forum is limited to 15 minutes, so if you wish to speak, please be prepared to make your comments briefly.