Proposed New Theme Park on RAF Lyneham Site
A Theme park to rival Alton Towers could be the centrepiece of an ambitious plan for the redevelopment of RAF Lyneham.
The airbase is due to close next year and plans for the future of the site have been drawn up which could provide 3,000 new jobs for the area.
A public meeting has been organised in Wootton Bassett next week when the proposals will be outlined.
Wessex Association of Chambers of Commerce has organised the meeting for Wednesday, April 6 at the Wiltshire Golf and Country Club, in Wootton Bassett, from 6pm.
Included in the proposals for the site are an eco-village, with up to 1,000 sustainable and affordable homes; a childrenâ€™s fun-themed hotel; a holiday village and hotel with leisure facilities similar to those found at Center Parcs; a Wiltshire heritage area to include Stonehenge and Avebury facsimiles and an RAF heritage site.
There could also be a Snowdome and an area set aside for light industry, retail area and a restaurants and cultural area.
The proposals said existing runways could be used as connecting roads.
Eddy Shah, owner of the Wiltshire Golf and Country Club, who is behind the plans to develop the site, said: â€śThe preferred option is for the base to go to the Army.
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Source: Swindon Advertiser.