Public view new plans for Earth Centre

The closed down Earth Centre
The closed down Earth Centre

OVER 250 people went to an exhibition which unveiled the new plans for the Earth Centre site.

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint was one of those to go to the public consultation held by buyer Kingswood which wants to transform the 50-acre space into an activity centre for young people.

The East Anglian-based firm, which is a provider of educational and adventure activity services, said the plans for the £55 million flop between Conisbrough and Denaby would lead to the creation of around 200 jobs, including apprenticeships.

Ms Flint was at the public exhibition held on Friday and Saturday at the Ivanhoe Centre in Gardens Lane and said feedback was positive.

She added: “Kingswood has a national reputation for its work with schools and young people, and many people hoped this site could have an educational use, so the reaction of residents I spoke to was very positive.

“Kingswood seems very happy that they have a great site to develop.

“They will be keeping the existing buildings, extending the existing cafe and trying to make use of the environmental technologies work wherever this is possible.”

Doncaster Council has not yet revealed how much the site was sold for.