Will Moneystone Park be open to the public?
Yes, we want the local community to be able to access all of the outdoor activities and the indoor facilities.
Will local people benefit from preferential rates?
Although it’s too early to talk about activity costs at this stage, we are likely to have a varied fee structure for activities which could include a form of season ticket arrangement.
How much of the development will be privately-owned and how much for holiday rentals?
We can’t say for sure at the moment, but some of the 250 lodges will be privately-owned, with the rest for holiday rentals.
How will visitors access Moneystone Park?
Given its rural location and limited local bus services, the majority of visitors will arrive by private vehicle. However, a Travel Plan is being developed with County Highways, for both visitors and staff, which will seek to minimise single occupancy car journeys where possible. For guests this could include providing a regular bus link to Alton Towers, while for staff we will encourage car-sharing and the use of alternative transport options.
What will be the preferred vehicle route?
The main proposed route to the site will be via the A52 and Whiston Eaves Lane. All marketing materials will inform visitors that this is the preferred route. This will include a request to ignore Sat Navs but instead to follow road signs. Through signage we will discourage visitors from using other routes, such as Carr Bank. There will also be limited access via Blakeley Lane to access a small number of private lodges only.
How will you manage noise and light impacts?
Our proposals are for a low-impact development. Outdoor activities will be daytime and sports or recreational in nature. These are not noisy. Light emissions from the site will be controlled to ensure that impact is minimal.
Have you completed the restoration of the quarry?
The restoration plan has now been approved. Demolition and clearance of the former industrial buildings and all earthworks are complete. Other site works are ongoing.