RCT Council and ZipWorld reaffirm commitment to Zip World Tower site at Rhigos with a joint statement on social media.
It means that work to build the park on the Rhigos, Rhondda Cynon Taf , is now likely to start in January next year with a view to open Spring 2021.
The Council’s Planning and Development Committee granted planning permission to Zip World Ltd for a new visitor attraction on land near the former Tower Colliery site in Hirwaun – which has potential for huge economic growth.
At their meeting on Thursday, December 19,Committee Members voted unanimously in granting full permission for Zip World’s plans. The company intends to utilise land at Rhigos Mountain and the former colliery site, near Rhigos Road in Hirwaun, to create three zip wire courses. The application also includes creation of access roads, pedestrian routes and car parking.
Zip World Ltd intends to replicate its North Wales success here in Rhondda Cynon Taf, having operated sites in the Snowdonia Mountain range since 2013. The company has reported contributing £251m to the North Wales economy during its first five years of business – by bringing a unique tourist destination to the region and creating hundreds of jobs for local people.
The plan for Hirwaun is to open a four-person zip line which is similar to its popular Titan attraction in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Riders will start at a point on the Rhigos Mountain and soar above the beautiful landscape – ending 1,700m away at Tower Colliery.