Legoland Windsor Expansion Approved
Friday 11th May 2018
Two years ago, Legoland Windsor submitted plans to the local council with plans to build a 43ft high indoor ride (Haunted House - Monster Party) and two new fairground style rides along with plans for a new Holliday village accommodation featuring lodges and rustic barrel-shaped rooms. Very similar to as seen at Legoland Billund.
However when the plans where originally submitted to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead a report recommended that the plans should be refused on the grounds of the use of the green belt land was "inappropriate" and would "result in a significant visual intrusion".
In a panel, last night lasting 2 hours the Borough Wide Development Management panel approved the plans subject to conditions. All the work is expected to cost around £95 Million, however, the income of the new holiday village is expected to create an additional visitor spend of £27.3m per year.
A Legoland spokeswoman said: "We want to thank all the residents, staff and local businesses who have supported us on this journey over the past two years.
"With their input and those of councillors last night we can deliver a tourism legacy for Windsor which we can all be proud of."