Wycombe SnowDome Planning Consent Approved
The SnowDome Group has acquired planning consent to build its fantastic indoor snow and ice venue at the site of the former dry slope site in High Wycombe .
At a meeting of Wycombe District Council Planning Committee last night (Wednesday 5 th December 2007) all 12 members of the Committee unanimously approved the planning application for SnowDome Group Limited to develop the Wycombe SnowDome.
The application is now forwarded to Government Office South East (G.O.S.E.) as the consent granted by the local planning authority (Wycombe District Council) is a “departure from the local plan”. Accordingly central government, in the form of G.O.S.E., will need to ratify the local decision. This process should take a number of weeks only.
Martin Smith , Managing Director, said “This is fantastic news. We acquired the dry ski site 4 years ago with the explicit intent of developing our indoor snow & ice business. Tonight's decision is a huge leap forward for the development.”
When asked about the timescale Martin Smith added “We intend to now proceed through with the preparation of tender drawings and subsequently award a contract for the construction. Presuming upon a build period of 12 months we would love to get started with the build in September of 2008 with a view to opening the venue in September 2009.”
The Wycombe SnowDome will be the closest indoor snow centre to London sitting on junction 4 of the M40. The facilities will include a 100M real snow slope, a real snow academy slope, a leisure ice rink and a children's snow play area along with food and beverage offerings including a Starbucks Coffee outlet. The existing outdoor 300M dry ski slope will remain and the Wycombe SnowDome will be the only site in the UK that combines real snow with outdoor dry slope skiing – the best of both worlds!
Wycombe Design Proposals
View across site
View from gate high level
View from gate eye level
View from car park