Wycombe Summit project gets online support

The Wycombe dry slope burned down in 2005.

Several thousand supporters have joined a Facebook group supporting the construction of the planned Wycombe Summit indoor snow centre near London, England.

The group calls on the local council to approve plans for the snow dome. The council previously rejected plans for the site’s redevelopment by owners the Snowdome Group, who own Europe’s oldest surviving indoor snow centre at Tamworth.

The original centre, which is home to a long dry ski slope, was destroyed by fire in 2005.

Despite offering to support redevelopment initiatives the local council has also rejected plans for an ice rink and other facilities put forward by the Snowdome company in recent years. The company are currently appealing the latest rejection.

Founder Melanie Codling was surprised by just how popular her Facebook initiative is.

“The response has been amazing, it is growing by the day.” She told local media.

A spokesman for the Snowdome company told local media they were very pleased about the Facebook group but that even if permission was finally given, the current economic situation now means the development is likely to be further delayed.

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