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Sheffield Ski Village Revival Under Threat

The local council has decided to end an agreement with the developer. There were plans to turn the derelict slope and area into a major sport and leisure destination.

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Sheffield City Council has said it will not extend its current agreement with developer, Extreme Leisure.

“The council has taken the decision not to extend its current agreement with Extreme Leisure for its development of the Parkwood site,” said the Leader of Sheffield City Council, Terry Fox.

“Parkwood is an important project for the city, and we maintain our vision for the future of the site as an exciting outdoor leisure destination.”

The original Ski Village opened in 1988 and saw skiers from across the North and Midlands.

It was destroyed by fire in 2012 and was the victim of numerous arson attacks.

The 51-acre site remains derelict and overgrown.

The council is now reviewing its options.

Read more in the Sheffield Star.

“Parkwood is an important part of our outdoor leisure offer and the recent announcement of investment from British Cycling will provide much needed investment in the site, enabling local people to enjoy more safe, green spaces on their doorstep,” said Councillor Fox.

“Sheffield is increasingly becoming the home of elite sports and we plan to build on our strengths through our regeneration and developments and Parkwood forms an important part of our long-term ambitions and plans for the city.”

It has been claimed a re-development would  create 400 jobs, attract a million people a year and put £50m into the local economy over a decade.

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