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Grass Clippings - Shoreham Cement Works Eco VillageA huge disused cement works is to be transformed into a £104million eco resort which will resemble the Shire from the Lord of the Rings.

Plans for the 118-acre site will see 600 eco-friendly holiday pods created, with grass roofs that bear a striking resemblance to the green home of the Hobbits.

The disused Shoreham Cement Works, on the edge of the Sussex Downs near Shoreham, West Sussex, is set to become one of the most environmentally friendly holiday resorts in the country.

As well as massive solar panels capable of producing a whopping 1.5 megawatts of electricity, none of the on-site vehicles will run off petrol - just like the horses and carts in Hobbiton, the home of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.

The proposed development has been drawn up by award-winning architects ZEDfactory, which claims the project could provide 500 jobs for the area.

Bill Dunster, director, said: 'It's taken a colossal amount of work and will see a significant investment.

'It will be a very beautiful place and the kind of Glyndebourne for the people. Instead of seeing vertical chalk cliffs that look rather like a moonscape it will be entirely green, ivied, with trees. It will look stunning.'

Grass Clippings Managing Editor, Mike Seaton, would like the chance to mow it with a ride on lawn mower - it looks like great fun!

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