Plans for a Centre Parcs-style holiday park less than an hour away from Derby have been released

Plans for a Centre Parcs-style holiday park less than an hour away from Derby have been released

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Plans include a bowling alley, a climbing wall and much more

Artist impressions of a new £18million holiday park similar to Centre Parcs have been revealed.

Laver Leisure is set to transform the former Moneystone Quarry in Staffordshire into an attraction that will rival Alton Towers.

The plans include 190 lodges, a bowling alley, a soft play centre, a cinema and a climbing wall.

There will also be cycleways with mountain bike trails, horse riding, fishing, a water sports centre and archery, StokeonTrentLive reports.

Other attractions will include an indoor swimming pool with spa and gym, restaurant and bar, farm shop, games area, lakeside cafe with terrace, visitor centre and footpaths.

There will be a lot of outside activities. (Image credit: Derbyshire Live)

It will be open to both holidaymakers and families living locally for day trips and will create around 250 full-time permanent jobs, as well as 230 jobs during construction.

Peter Swallow, of Laver Leisure, said: “Moneystone Park provides a rare opportunity to help diversify the local economy and deliver significant economic, social and environmental benefits for the local area.

“Currently, fewer than seven per cent of Staffordshire’s 24 million annual visitor trips include an overnight stay.

“Moneystone Park will promote a range of overnight and short-stay holiday options for visitors, which will boost the local economy by providing another option to retain tourist spend in the area.

“Indirectly, we expect up to 78 full-time jobs will be created elsewhere in the Staffordshire Moorlands as a result of Moneystone Park, through visitor spending, wages and use of a local supply chain.”

Laver Lesiure currently operates 13 holiday parks, all in Lincolnshire around the Skegness area.

There will also be 190 lodges. (Image credit - Derbyshire Live)

Outline planning permission for the Moneystone development was granted by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council in 2016.

Now a ‘reserved matters’ application for the first phase of development will be considered.

If approved, the company hopes to start construction next year.

Mr Swallow added: “The development will be an attractive and sustainable recreation facility open to visitors and to the local community. We are taking a major step towards making Moneystone Park a reality.”

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