A CONTROVERSIAL water park resort has been given the green light to be built in Oxfordshire.

The planning inspector has approved an appeal made by American company Great Wolf Resorts (GWR) to build Great Wolf Lodge in Chesterton, near Bicester.

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A spokesperson for GWR said: “Today we learned that our goal of developing our first Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park resort in the UK was approved. 

"We are looking forward to becoming part of the local community and are committed to working with the local residents and businesses to help ensure this resort brings economic, recreational and community benefits to Chesterton and the wider Bicester area. 

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"The development of this resort represents a £200 million investment into the local community – creating 1,000 jobs during construction and approximately 600 jobs to operate the resort.”

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