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Kidsgrove Ski Centre to Expand?

kidsgrove ski centreKidsgrove Ski Centre is looking to expand the size of the slope at its Bathpool location in Kidsgrove. Kidsgrove Ski Centre has applied for planning permission to extend the bottom of the slope to 60 metres, something that will increase the length of the slope by 16 metres to 100 metres in total.

The Kidsgrove Ski Centre is a well used and highly recommended slope in the Staffordshire area with people traveling from all over the county to make use of the facilities that it has to offer. User of Bathpool Park in Kidsgrove would not have failed to notice the Ski slope at the Kidsgrove end of the park, something that adds to the leisure facilities that are on offer.

It does appear that not all Kidsgrove residents are happy about the plans, with a small number of local residents living near the car park access of the Kidsgrove Ski Centre collecting a petition regarding the impact that the plans will have on car parking in the area. It appears that Kidsgrove Mayor Kyle Robinson is sitting on the fence on this issue, giving a comment to The Sentinel which neither opposes the plans, nor offers backing to the residents and their concerns.

Kidsgrove Ski Club has around 900 members and is run by 40 volunteers. Newcastle Brough Council will make a decision on the application on the 5th of March. It will be interesting to hear how Kidsgrove Mayor Kyle Robinson votes on this issue, given the non-committal statements made in the media so far.

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0 #2 Norman 2014-02-17 12:25
Have to agree. I love the slope at Kidsgrove. Community run club that helps people develop the skills of of the slope.
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0 #1 Dr Stephen Seddon 2014-02-17 10:51
I fully support the extension of the ski slope. This slope and North Staffs Ski club have been a real asset to the area, and sport and activity should always be encouraged. The current slope is good, but an extension would only improve it. The difference on car parking would be negligible and should not detract from the proposal.
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