WORK on the £270m North Star Village project is likely to start before the end of the year, if the plans are approved by the council.

A detailed planning application has now been submitted just two months after the developer’s outline scheme was given the green light.

Plans for the North Star Village, as proposed by developers SevenCapital proposed, include two indoor ski slopes and a family snow play area all with real snow, a 12 screen cinema including the UK’s largest IMAX screen, a 19 lane bowling alley, 27,000 sq ft indoor trampolining centre, food, drink and retail units.

The plans also include a hotel, a gym and a 900-space car park.

John Watkins, director of SevenCapital, said: “Since we took on the project in July we have worked tirelessly to ensure that we deliver a comprehensive scheme that will be of significant benefit to Swindon and put the town on the map.”

“We understand the importance this development holds within the community and as we originally promised, have submitted our full proposal well within the nine months we anticipated.

“The plans we have proposed are designed to transform the North Star site into a world class leisure destination and we are confident that the scheme will be well received by Swindon Borough Council.”

The existing Oasis Leisure Centre is also encompassed within the proposal and will be set to benefit from a 3.3 million average footfall that been forecast for the North Star Village.

Seven Capital took over responsibility for delivering the scheme in July last year, a breakthrough that breathed new life into the project which, just months earlier, had looked almost certain to fail.

Councillor Garry Perkins, Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, has previously spoken of his desire for Swindon to be known for having one of the top leisure attractions in the country and that it was a dream shared by the majority of residents.

Speaking yesterday, he said: “It’s fantastic news that this is moving along so quickly. It shows that we are serious about delivering this project and we want to get going as soon as possible.”

Pending full planning approval, SevenCapital plans to be onsite to begin works before the end of the year.