Future Liverpool along with members of its established community are calling for the rejection of the plan at present to run two zip wires between the Radio City Tower and the city’s Central Library on William Brown Street.
The plan, (Application Number20F/0023), was submitted to Liverpool City Council in December. It seeks to run the attraction permanently.
We and our community feel it is wrong for something of this nature to be associated with our historic Cultural Quarter. It is a place of pride in order and of properness.
Furthermore, we feel that the path itself in going from the Radio City Tower and passing over St. John’s gardens is wholly inappropriate. This is considering that the gardens are a place of contemplation and commemoration for the victims of tragedy and war. There are people that are still in situ that have been lain to rest in these gardens.
The noise that will be generated by patrons utilising this proposed attraction will cause a disturbance by travelling through this projected vector. There will be nuisance when riders enter Central Library too, disturbing the studies of people using the facility for academia or research.
It is therefore that Future Liverpool ask for this proposal to be re-thought. We have no problem with the concept of the zip wires in and of themselves. It is the route and destination that we object to.
It would be possible to choose a new destination that does not cause as much impact. We acknowledge that a zip wire scheme was successfully undertaken on a number of occasions running down Church Street. This was in our opinion appropriate.
Perhaps the new proposal could link to a rooftop of a building on or indeed further from Church Street. Chavasse Park would also suit well and is within clear line of sight. This is a leisure destination.
Chris M. Gibson,
Founder, Future Liverpool.
13th January 2020 by