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News - 11 January 2010

Brighton ‘O’ decision deferred

Brighton & Hove City Council is deferring a decision on plans for a temporary 60 metre high ferris wheel on Brighton seafront for further discussion to take place.

The Brighton ‘O’ proposed for the Lower Esplanade, east of the West Pier, was scheduled for a decision at this Wednesday’s planning committee.

But planners were recommending refusal because the proposal overlaps the site for the planned ‘i360’, observation tower, one of the city’s major projects. Both the i360 architects Marks Barfield and the West Pier Trust are expressing concern that the 18 metre overlap could hamper work on the i360, which already has planning permission.

Another reason for refusal is the potential for noise and disturbance to nearby residents and visitors to the Hotel Metropole directly opposite, as well as other businesses.

Councillor Lynda Hyde, chairman of the planning committee, said: “We have decided to defer the Brighton ’O’ application until the 3rd February committee to give the applicants more time to resolve the issues with the neighbouring site and its overall impact.

“The i360 is an important major project for the city and will bring long-term benefits to the area. The developers of the i360 are concerned that as it stands the neighbouring scheme could make it hard for them to fulfil their planning obligations. Also some of the experts we consulted felt unable to make a full impact assessment because of a general lack of technical detail on the submitted plans, so it seems sensible to give it more time.”

There are 50 objections and 95 letters of support. Those against feel it would be too overbearing, not in keeping with this part of the seafront and would cause too much noise and disturbance. Some think the wheel is a good idea, but in the wrong place.

Those in support say it will increase tourism, add a modern touch to the seafront and boost the economy.

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