William Eichler 03 September 2020

Mayor of Liverpool quashes zip wire plan

The mayor of Liverpool has intervened to stop a plan to build a zip wire that would have ended at Liverpool Central Library.

In June, the planning committee approved an application for the zip wire to pass over St Johns Gardens behind St George’s Hall, and land on the roof of the building.

However, mayor Joe Anderson has said that he has ‘serious concerns’ about a council building being used in this manner and so has informed the company responsible that he will not support it.

‘As mayor I do not interfere in the planning process. However, I do have the final decision on whether a building owned by the council should be used in such a way,’ said mayor Anderson.

‘I have serious concerns about using this area, and having spoken to the company could not let them progress further, knowing I would not support it.

‘I have today informed them that I will not give permission for any council owned building in this area to be used for the zip wire. They have accepted my position and we have mutually agreed to work together to identify an alternative option.

‘I would like to thank Zip World for their co-operation and look forward to them working with us. Liverpool will always try and support imaginative ideas, especially those that can help us support businesses in difficult economic times.’

A spokesperson for Zip World said: ‘On the basis of the discussion with Mayor Anderson, we no longer propose to pursue an application at this location further and look forward to working with the council to identify a suitable alternative location.’

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Senior Technician

Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council
£27,514
We are looking to recruit a Senior Technician within the busy Structures team. Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Recuriter: Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council

Senior Engineer

Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council
£36,371
We are looking to recruit a Senior Engineer within the Structures team. Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Recuriter: Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council

Business Hub Manager

Sevenoaks District Council
£40,208 - £43,251 (Subject to Job Evaluation)
Later this year Sevenoaks District Council will be launching a new business hub and business support service in Swanley. Swanley, Kent
Recuriter: Sevenoaks District Council

Economic Development & Programmes Manager

Sevenoaks District Council
£52,305 - £55,475 plus car allowance of £2,700
How would you support the economic development of Sevenoaks? Sevenoaks, Kent
Recuriter: Sevenoaks District Council

Head of Digital

Dacorum Borough Council
Up to £70,092.00 per annum (inclusive of London Fringe Weighting)
This is a fantastic time to join Dacorum Borough Council. Dacorum
Recuriter: Dacorum Borough Council

Partner Content

Circular highways is a necessity not an aspiration – and it’s within our grasp

Shell is helping power the journey towards a circular paving industry with Shell Bitumen LT R, a new product for roads that uses plastics destined for landfill as part of the additives to make the bitumen.

Support from Effective Energy Group for Local Authorities to Deliver £430m Sustainable Warmth Funded Energy Efficiency Projects

Effective Energy Group is now offering its support to the 40 Local Authorities who have received a share of the £430m to deliver their projects on the ground by surveying properties and installing measures.

Pay.UK – the next step in Bacs’ evolution

Dougie Belmore explains how one of the main interfaces between you and Bacs is about to change.