The team behind the transformational Rhydycar West active tourism, sport and leisure resort in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, have announced that the Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) will commence in April, with the planning application to be submitted by us following the completion of the PAC.
The "all year round" indoor resort will include one of Europe's longest indoor snow centres, already cited as a potential home for Team GB snowsports, Snow Sport Wales, and the UK "Centre of Excellence" for Snow Sports.
The latest architectural computer genrated image of the proposed resort
The resort will also feature luxury and value hotels and woodland lodges. Located only one mile from the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Rhydcar West team conceptualised the resort as the base camp for visitors to explore the whole Valleys region. As well as to complement and extend the emerging adventure tourism economy by offering an 'all year round' leisure facility - "where the great outdoors meets the great indoors".
Richard Arnold, head of operations for Rhydycar West, said, "We are pleased to have arrived at this point following many years of hard work, investment, careful planning and consideration. We strongly believe this development will be of national significance for Wales and enhance Wales' and the Valleys Region's position as an epicentre for adventure tourism.
During the 28 day PAC period, the Rhydycar West team will be organising online and digital exhibition events to present the proposals to the community and take on board questions and feedback. In addition, plans, supporting information and the ability to have your say on the proposals will be available on the RhydycarWest website in April.
To visit the website, go to www.rhydycarwest.com, where you can subscribe to up-to-date news and information about the PAC. In addition, anybody in the local area of Merthyr Tydfil wanting to discuss or find out more about the proposals can contact our public relations manager, Lyn Williams on firstname.lastname@example.org.