The opening date of SnOasis has now been put back to autumn 2014. A BBC investigation has discovered more hold-ups with plans to build the world's first indoor winter sports resort in Suffolk. The £320m SnOasis project, which includes a 400m (1,312ft) ski slope, bobsleigh run and ice skating complex, is already seven years behind schedule. The company, Onslow Suffolk Ltd, has not yet obtained a licence to relocate up to 1,000 protected newts. Developer Godfrey Spanner denies he is behind schedule. He blames hold-ups on the planning process and says he has the bank loans, investors and contractors ready to go.