£800,000 visitor centre plan lodged for Doncaster tourist attraction

copy of the architects initial design of a new visitor centre at Potteric Carr
copy of the architects initial design of a new visitor centre at Potteric Carr
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A planning application has gone into Doncaster Council to build an £800,000 at a top Doncaster tourist attraction.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust wants to build a 781 square metre visitor centre at its Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, complete with a new road to get there.

The council validated the application this week and has yet to make a decision on the scheme.

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The proposed centre will include a tearoom and toilets, plus improve the parking and educational facilities.

The Trust is currently fundraising to cover the costs of the development, which are estimated at around £800,000, with some sources of funding already confirmed.

It is hoped that the centre would be completed and ready to open to the public in spring 2017.

Currently the attraction receives 33,000 visitors per year and it is hoped that the new visitor centre and tearoom will see numbers coming to the site rise to 40,000.

The trust first announced it intended to develop the centre in April.