Saturday, May 21, 2011

Press release and briefing note




The quarry adjacent to Crich Tramway Village has recently changed hands.

The new owners have approached the Tramway Museum Society, owners and operators of Crich Tramway Village, ( the Museum) to show us their outline proposals for the development of the quarry as a leisure resort, to be called Amber Rock Resort.

The Museum has had no input to these outline proposals.

The proposals consist principally of a hotel, leisure centre, retail outlet and holiday chalets.

The outline plans include a tramway to serve the principal buildings on the development. There has been no consultation on these proposals between the Museum and the developers and there has been no agreement to extend the existing tramway or to integrate the Museum with the proposed resort.

Any future plans for the Museum in conjunction with this project will depend on further and detailed information being provided by the developers.

We have no further comment at this stage

19th May 2011

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Briefing note                        Thursday 19 May 2011

The new owners of the quarry have approached the Museum with their proposals for developing the quarry as Amber Rock resort.

The Museum has had no input to the ideas and this is the first communication we have had on the subject.

The resort consists principally of a hotel, leisure centre, retail outlet and holiday chalets.

The developers wish to have some integration with the Museum in the form of extending the tramway to serve principal buildings on the development.

These concept plans will be shown to Amber Valley Borough Council this week and it is likely to be public knowledge by the end of the week.

This is only a concept at this stage and would take many millions and up to 10 years to develop fully.

We do not have any further detail at this stage.

The Board has yet to consider the implications of the proposals.

Once this project becomes public knowledge it is inevitable the press will contact us.

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