A £7m ($10m) dome for the Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire, is set for approval by the local council.
Plans for the SkyDome were first unveiled by Bluestone National Park in October last year. The project will see a transparent canopy arched over a 7,000 sq m area encompassing the resort’s cafe and shops, activities and a 600-seat amphitheatre.
Following a review, the plans have been recommended for approval. Members of Pembrokeshire Council’s planning committee are expected to pass a vote on the project on Tuesday.
According to Wales Online, a report submitted to the committee states: “The development will contribute to the diversity and quality of attractions, respect and protect the environment and benefit and benefit local communities by reason of positive socio-economic effects.
“If the application was for a standalone site in the countryside, the development may be considered to be at an unsustainable location but, as part of Bluestone its location is acceptable.”
Bluestone National Park Resort is a holiday park featuring around 270 lodges, as well as cottages and apartments. It includes the Blue Lagoon water park, Steep Ravine outdoor activity area, an indoor playground and a medieval-themed activity area.
The all-weather SkyDome is expected to take around 15 months to build and will be located on land near the resort’s Adventure Centre. It is anticipated that the dome will open to guests in Spring 2019.