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Plans approved for £20m ‘floating’ eco resort in South Yorkshire

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Plans to create a £20m ‘floating’ eco resort in South Yorkshire have been given the go ahead by councillors.

Designed by British firm Baca Architects, the development at Tyram Lakes in Doncaster will be situated on 65 acres of lakes in the Humberside Peatlands and comprise 50 floating lodges and 104 bedrooms.

There will also be conference and wedding facilities created as well as a 100-cover restaurant, gym swimming pools and a spa with six treatment rooms.

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Guests will also be able to use the on-site lake for wild swimming.

The floating lodges will be located on the largest of the four lakes at the resort, and will be fitted with a rooftop garden with solar panels and built-in filtration systems that will recycle lakewater.

The project, which is being developed by real estate company Rothgen Management, has been in the pipeline since 2016.

Initial planning permission for the development was granted in March 2017.

Jonathan Standen, planning director at Lichfields’ Leeds city centre office, said: “The Tyram Lakes Hotel, Spa & Resort is the first development of its type in the UK.

“The concept is unique; a development offering luxury hotel accommodation with innovative design underpinned by a complementary and sustainable approach to construction, operation and renewable resources all set in a high quality, and ecologically rich setting.”

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