A joint venture has been formed to create the UK’s first “national park gateway” on the boundary of Derbyshire’s Peak District, including permission for up to 2,000 hotel rooms and 250 lodges.
Specialist developer Milligan has formed a unique joint venture with landowner Birchall Properties.
Alongside 2,000 hotel rooms and 250 lodges, permission has been granted for a whole range of leisure, education and entertainment facilities, attracting investment and creating employment opportunities.
Working together with Chesterfield Borough Council, the Peak District National Park Authority and the University of Derby they plan to develop the UK’s first fully serviced national park gateway, consented on the eastern boundary of the Peak District.
The Gateway at Peak will be part of the 300-acre Peak Resort development, with plans to open in Spring 2021.
Chesterfield Borough Council CEO, Huw Bowen said: “Peak Resort forms a key part of our growth plan for Chesterfield and we are delighted to support Milligan as they develop their plans to create the Gateway at Peak.
“It will be a tourist attraction of national significance, supported by the wider catchment and improved connectivity provided by the advent of HS2. It will provide sustainable transport links to attractions and activities within Chesterfield and the National Park.”
Bowen added: “We are also keen to ensure that local people benefit from the Gateway at Peak through skills development and access to jobs, by working with Milligan and future operators helping them utilise local business supply chains wherever practicable.”