District council refuses Bicester water park resort plan
According to a story published on www.oxfordmail.co.uk, Cherwell District Council in Oxford, UK, has unanimously rejected plans to build a multi-million-pound water park resort near Bicester.
US-based FEC hotel chain Great Wolf Resorts wanted the site in Chesterton to be its first UK build and European flagship. However, its plan received significant criticism from residents and parish councils who all opposed.
A spokesperson for Great Wolf Resorts said: “We are disappointed councillors have voted to refuse our planning application for a new Great Wolf Lodge near Bicester. We believe there are significant unresolved matters which can be addressed as part of this application.
“We believe the resort will bring a number of benefits to the local community, including jobs and economic stimulus through the use of local suppliers and an estimated £5.7m spent by guests throughout Oxfordshire per year.
“Indeed, through our charitable, environmental, educational and community efforts we want this Great Wolf Lodge to not only be our first resort in Europe, but an amenity that locals are proud to have in their community.”