Candidate wants views on Peak District scheme

NDET 27-3-13 MC 11'Adam Hunt, Netherthorpe School pupil who organised a debate at the school with Julia Cambridge, Liberal Democrat Chris Martin Chairman of the Debating Society, MP Toby Perkins, Lee Rowley, Conservative Party, and Edward Spalton
NDET 27-3-13 MC 11'Adam Hunt, Netherthorpe School pupil who organised a debate at the school with Julia Cambridge, Liberal Democrat Chris Martin Chairman of the Debating Society, MP Toby Perkins, Lee Rowley, Conservative Party, and Edward Spalton
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A prospective MP is seeking people’s views on a 
£400 million tourism development set to bring 1,300 jobs to north Derbyshire.

Lee Rowley, the Conservative candidate for North East Derbyshire, has delivered a questionnaire on the recently unveiled leisure facility to 900 households in the village of Unstone, where the site is set to be based.

The Peak Resorts project was announced by Prime Minister David Cameron during a trip to the USA last month.

Mr Rowley said: “The 300-acre facility will create a welcome 1,300 permanent jobs and should attract further economic activity to our area.

“However, whenever large developments like this are proposed, it is vital that the voice of local people is heard.

“We need to consider the possible transportation and infrastructure impacts that may affect residents close by.”

The scheme will create a new £400m leisure, health, sport and education destination on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

It will offer 600 holiday apartments, hotel and hostel units with 250 woodland lodges and is being promoted by American firm Grand Heritage Hotel Group.