This is an archived press release
Monday 21 February 2005
21 February 2005
Exhibition to give glimpse of future Moorlands Centre
Residents and visitors will see the future shape of a new Moorlands Centre in Edale with a village exhibition on Sunday March 6.
The Moors for the Future Partnership will show designs and models for a new visitor centre which is aimed to replace the outdated Fieldhead Information Centre.
Subject to planning approval, the centre's main role will be twofold - as a focus for global research into the threatened moorland habitat and as a visitor information centre with modern interactive facilities. There will also be a room available for community use, as well as IT and photocopying facilities in the research centre.
Villagers have already had an input to the designs, but they will still have a chance to make comments in a survey at the free interactive exhibition, between 11am and 3pm in the Village Hall on March 6. Moors for the Future staff, architects and engineers will be on hand to answer questions.
Following this, it is hoped that a planning application will be submitted for consideration by the National Park Authority's planning committee on April 22 at Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell. If approved, building work could start this summer. The Fieldhead campsite will remain open while the project goes ahead.
Moors for the Future is a £4.7m lottery funded project to restore globally important moors and blanket bog in the Peak District National Park. For further information visit www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk