Bournemouth pier to beach zip-wire approved

Zip-wire architectural diagram The zip-wire down to the east side of the pier will be about 245m long

Related Stories

A zip-wire from Bournemouth Pier to the town's beach has been approved.

The attraction will include a 20m (65ft) tower for the top of the wire and a landing structure at the bottom.

The Bournemouth Civic Society had objected to the plans over concerns about it being inappropriate for the pier and unsafe in high winds.

However, Bournemouth borough councillors approved the plans for a three-legged tower with a spiral staircase.

The zip-wire down to the east side of the pier will be about 245m (800 ft) long.

The council also approved plans for a surf wave attraction underneath the wire.

Responding the civic society's concerns, councillors said the location was appropriate for "leisure development" and that the zip-wire "would not be in use at times of adverse weather".

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Dorset

Weather

Bournemouth

27 °C 18 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.