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Brighton Journal | 20th November 2019

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Madeira Drive to See Introduction of 16-Metre High Rope Walk Attraction

Madeira Drive to See Introduction of 16-Metre High Rope Walk Attraction
Hannah Midgley

Brighton seafront is full of fun things to do. A range of attractions, from the pier to the i360, leave visitors with a number of options. However, Brighton residents will still be happy to hear about a new attraction set to be unveiled.

Planners have approved a new rope walk at Madeira Drive. It will be situated at Peter Pan’s Adventure Golf. It will stand at a staggering 16-metres high, above the mini golf course. People will be able to play below while others play above.

The plans faced minor resistance, due to the fact that it may be a nuisance to those in the Georgian houses above, with the rope walk higher than the Marine Parade. However, the 5 letters of objection were not enough to see off the plan, with 22 letters of support received by contrast. It is seen as being a great financial boost and a fun place for children.

Councillor Michael Inkpin-Lessner was baffled by the objections considering the size of the neighbouring i360:

“I find it amazing 16 metres is too high for the seafront when what do we have at the other end? I cannot see the point of refusing it.”

Labour councillor Nancy Platts was slightly sceptical about the attraction, but sees the need to drive up interest in the area of seafront near Madeira Drive: “I feel conflicted because I do not want to have too much along the seafront but to keep the natural environment. As it is for only six years, it is nice to have something else.”

The attraction has been approved for an initial six year period.

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  1. Peter

    This of course is all self financing,from outside investors ,with the council reaping a hefty percentage of the
    Profits ,how could it possibly go wrong…

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