Campaigners Against Planned ‘Visions of China’ Theme Park
Campaign group, Campaign to Protect Rural England, have called for the developers of the planned ‘Visions of China’ Theme Park to obtain new planning permissions.
Set to be located in Rother Valley, the park has already received outline planning permission for the site to be developed as a Leisure attraction, however, concerns are rising over the environmental impact on the area, hence the want for planning permission to be re-obtained. This will give local residents a chance to examine the plans, and have their say on whether or not the Theme Park should be given the green light.
John King, planning officer with CPRE South Yorkshire, said: â€śThe creation of Shaolin temples, Shanghai streets, oriental tea houses, spas and a hotel will hardly be in keeping with the character of the area, and will have a significant effect on the appearance of the country park and the wider landscape.
â€śHowever you look at it, Visions of China is an original scheme. But weâ€™re also really concerned about whether such a niche development can be sustained over the long term. And then what would happen? We donâ€™t want to see a white elephant in Rotherhamâ€™s Green Belt.â€ťÂ
Rotherham Council have stated that new outline planning permission is not a necessity for this development.