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New lease of life for the former American Adventure Theme Park

Plans to reclaim and redevelop the site of the former American Adventure theme park, between Heanor and Ilkeston, were revealed by Waystone Developments during a series of public consultations in November 2012, with local people giving their views on Waystone Developments' proposals for the site

The Alfreton-based company is proposing a sustainable, mixed use development for the land around the lake, which it hopes will eventually feature a small business park, commercial and retail sectors, along with education, healthcare, retirement, leisure and new homes.

The proposals include…

• re-opening of the lakeside area to the public
• 307 new homes 
• a business park including office and hybrid industrial space
• a leisure focused garden centre
• an area for training / leisure / education facilities
• healthcare and retirement provision
• pub, restaurant, hotel and conference suite on the island site

Following the submission of more detail by Waystone. Amber Valley Council planning board were unanimously minded to approve the outline planning application for the site on the 13th July 2015 and  the Section 106 has been finalised which allowed Waystone to commence to the next phase of the project.

Shipley Lakeside Latest Update - 24th August 2016

Waystone Developments has this month completed a comprehensive Site Investigation Study of the whole of the Shipley Lakeside development.  It is intended that once the Report is available a Business Plan will be finalised and a programme drawn up for the reclamation and remediation work that is required prior to development commencing.

As the programme stands at present housebuilding is unlikely to start before the fourth quarter of 2017.  Expressions of interest have already been e-mailed to Waystone Developments and these have been filed and recorded but any other members wishing to record an interest should do so by filling in an interest form here.

Further information will be made available when appropriate.

Indicative Masterplan



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