£25 million green resort plan for Doncaster

The planned Tyram Lakes resort at Hatfield, Doncaster
The planned Tyram Lakes resort at Hatfield, Doncaster

A hotel and wooden lodges are set to form part of a major green tourist attraction planned in Doncaster which will create around 200 jobs.

The scheme – to be called Tyram Lakes Hotel Resort and Spa – is a £25 million project which will transform lakes near Hatfield which have previously been used for fishing and jet skiing.

Doncaster Council has this week given planning permission for the first 50 lodges which will form part of the scheme.

Many of the lodges will be on stilts over the water, and will come with a rowing boat.

No vehicles powered by fossil fuels will be on the site, with only electric power cars running on its premises.

Jet skiing will no longer be allowed on the resort’s waters.

It will also boast a 110- room hotel, and under the plans, a final total of 200 lodges would be in place by the time the scheme is completed.

Daulton Byfield, the managing director of the firm behind the scheme, Rothgen, based in Leeds, believes the scheme will be the first of its sort in the country.

He said: “We hope to be able to start building the hotel in 2017.

“The goal in three years time is to have 200 lodges and we have permission for a 104- room hotel.

“It is going to be the UK’s first sustainable eco-resort.

“We are looking to invest around £25 million and it is expected to create around 200 jobs.

“There is nothing like this inGren the UK.

“People will be able to come here to take part in activities like horse riding and walks.”

The scheme would also provide easy assess to Hatfield Moors

Under the plans, the lodges will be located either in forest or on or next to the lakes.

The 200 jobs will be on the resort, with some of them at a 100-cover restaurant.

Hatfield town councillor Bill Morrison is concerned that it will bring extra traffic to the surrounding roads, causing a safety issue.