Locals, planning council, not a big fan of new Alton Towers proposal

Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2003 4:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Controversial new ride at Alton Towers would have a "significant" impact on a key conservation area at the popular tourist attraction, it was claimed. The plans for a wooden rollercoaster at the theme park have been labelled as "totally inappropriate" by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council officer Steve Massey. Theme park bosses plan to cut back about 200 trees from the site to make way for the multi-million pound rollercoaster. Alton Towers claim that of the 146 trees which would need to be removed, 130 are classed as self-seeded immature, diseased or dangerous.

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