Sheffield Lib Dems give thumbs up to £300m Meadowhall extension plan

Sheffield's Liberal Democrat group has welcomed plans to build a £300m extension to Meadowhall.

Friday, 13th May 2016, 5:33 pm
Updated Friday, 13th May 2016, 5:35 pm
An artist's impression of the proposed new £300m leisure hall at Meadowhall in Sheffield.

The proposal for a new leisure hall was revealed to the Star on Wednesday. The extension, funded entirely by Meadowhall’s co-owners British Land and Norges, will increase the number of restaurants and bars at the shopping centre while also adding extra activities and entertainment.

The development will create 1,000 jobs.

Deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats on Sheffield Council, Coun Penny Baker said: “This is great news for Sheffield. It will be a huge boost for our city region and will mean more money is spent locally, rather than in Leeds and Manchester.

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“We just hope the Labour council will support this expansion, rather than waste tax payer money chasing investment and jobs away like they did with Next Home.”

The leisure hall plans will go on display at Meadowhall on June 3 and 4.