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New 5.2m Sherwood Forest visitor centre planned

Plans for a new £5.2m visitor centre in Sherwood Forest have been unveiled by Nottinghamshire County Council.

The centre will be built across the road from the existing facility and include a new cafe and gift shop.

The county council had originally planned a £9m attraction but have cut back costs by dropping plans for a conference and function space.

The authority said the new facility was expected to be opened to the public in 2012.

'Modern centre'

The design for the centre is currently being developed and is expected to be revealed to the public in the summer.

Councillor John Cottee, cabinet member for culture and community, said: "We have cut back the costs, but not the quality.

"Visitors will be able to enjoy a modern visitor centre with great place to eat, buy gifts and learn all about Robin Hood and his famous home.

"We are looking at different designs that are modular, so that if we are successful in acquiring money from other funding streams the attraction can be further developed."

Work is scheduled to begin in 2011 but the existing centre will not close until the new one is open.



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