10th Dec, 2016

Green light given to Diggerland plans

Joshua Godfrey 20th Oct, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM will welcome the Midland’s only Diggerland after the JCB themed park was given the green light by Wychavon planning chiefs.

At Wychavon’s Planning Committee on Thursday (October 15) councillors backed plans for a Diggerland to be built at The Valley, with doors set to open in Summer 2016.

The rides include testing your driving skills on the Dumper Trucks, excavating with a six tonne digger, taking control of a JCB 3CX or enjoy the views 50ft in the air from the Sky Shuttle.

Work is set to begin within the next two months on the theme park, adding to the companies four other sites across the country.

Coun Charlie Homer, who represents Harvington and Norton on Wychavon District Council said: “I believe that Diggerland is a good thing and a will be a boost to the local and wider economy.

“Diggerland is a national attraction which is coming to the Vale, creating new jobs and opportunities.

“However, I recognise the need as this site develops to create more sustainable forms of access including footpaths connecting local villages.”

Diggerland Managing Director, Andy Ballantyne said “This is fantastic news, business is very good and we are delighted to be expanding.

“A new park in the middle of the country is exactly what we have needed for a long time. Our customers are absolutely thrilled with the news.”