HOPES were raised this week for the future of Parkwood Springs, despite the closure of Sheffield Ski Village.
The council is rueing the loss of the ski village, with the owners saying they are unable to obtain insurance after a series of fires and break-ins.
Now the aim is to see fresh private investment in the site, which could be linked to adventure activities on adjoining land.
Coun Leigh Bramall, cabinet member for business, skills and dvvelopment, said: “We hope that a solution can be found to secure the site for future private investment and the council will do all it can to help achieve this. In the meantime, the council has been working to improve the neighbouring site, Parkwood Springs, which is under council ownership, with a new network of downhill mountain biking tracks for beginners through to more accomplished riders, and improvements to the woodland.”
Waste tipping at Parkwood Springs will end in 2018, offering opportunities for the wider area.