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Another chance for SnOasis?

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Following talks with the Department for Transport, the £300m SnOasis ski centre planned for Suffolk has been given another chance. Work at the site was due to start last year, but was delayed because of a series of planning setbacks. One of these was that the building a new railway station was set as a condition of the planning permission for the complex. Transport chiefs have now told the developer, Onslow, to submit a business plan for a railway station at Great Blakenham.
...If this is approved, it would be included in the next tendering process for railway operators which will begin in 2013, thus allowing the SnOasis complex to open in 2015.

For more, see: http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2012/09/03/planning-thaw-for-300m-winter-sports-centre/ and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-19439576
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Personally, I'll believe it when I see it. This whole saga has dragged on for so long. I'd be delighted to be proved wrong though......
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
No major conurbations, in Suffolk no chance.
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I have a house in Great Blakenham. I'm hoping the price of my property will rocket when we announce our bid for a future winter olympics!
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"Godfrey Spanner, manager of Onslow Suffolk"

Hah! It would take a right spanner to open a snow compex there. If I was looking for a site, I would be talking to the nice people who own the O2 centre. Post Olympics, there are tons of transport options to that site and it's just by Canary Wharf which must have the highest concentration of skiiers in the UK.
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RattytheSnowRat, there's not enough space left in the O2 - would only be enough for a beginner slope.
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RattytheSnowRat, it would be great as a snow centre, but now it's built up as an event centre, I can't see that happening.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
They need to get the Beckenham Alps indoor slope (just down the road from the O2) back on line. They put in the foundations and then ran out of money. But it was a good site for it.
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snowball wrote:
They need to get the Beckenham Alps indoor slope (just down the road from the O2) back on line. They put in the foundations and then ran out of money. But it was a good site for it.
snowball,
Excellent Idea, I remember the old slope but a far more sensible location. Cool
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snowball wrote:
They need to get the Beckenham Alps indoor slope (just down the road from the O2 - near the City Airport) back on line. They put in the foundations and then ran out of money. But it was a good site for it.
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Point is; Snoasis plans for 100m vert, for 415m slope (utilizing significant vert within the big deep quarry). 100m vert by 415m length; that's pretty steep (steepest indoor in world I think), its also FIS standard for races. Without being a major eye saw your not going to get that in London. Stratford proposal, if pulled off, is probably London's best chance of a good indoor centre, won't be anywhere near as good as Snoasis (if it ever happens). Should still be good though. Fingers crossed for both. Snoasis has dragged out for so long though, hard to believe anything they say and since the announcement of Straford's proposal in July 2013, heard nothing more. Frustrating.
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RimeSublime, Snoasis not happening, the developers went bust I believe.
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It was the BECKTON ALPS!!!!
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Has anyone heard anything further about SnOasis? Going past the site at Gt Blakenham I still can't see any sign that the project will ever happen. Thinking of moving to be nearer Snowworld in a couple of years instead; without SnOasis can't see any point in sticking around in Suffolk (apart from job and house at the moment). Sad
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