£6 million attraction planned for Brighton and Hove

The Argus: £6 million attraction planned for Brighton and Hove £6 million attraction planned for Brighton and Hove

A £6 million seafront attraction could transform the seafront by this summer.

About 250,000 people a year are expected to get birds’ eye views of the city on the 45-metre high ride known as the Brighton Wheel.

Paramount Attractions have secured private funding and are hoping to get temporary planning permission to run the giant structure all year round.

The group, which were behind the spokeless Brighton O, have adapted their plans and moved the proposed site from the West Pier to east of Brighton’s Palace Pier.

The wheel will be similar to those already in place in other tourist destinations including Paris and Niagara Falls.

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10:18am Sat 26 Mar 11

rosiedoes says...

So, they actually think people would come to Brighton specifically for an over-priced ferris wheel?
So, they actually think people would come to Brighton specifically for an over-priced ferris wheel? rosiedoes

10:19am Sat 26 Mar 11

Hove Actually says...

Great news at last but wasn't this the same wheel that OUR COUNCIL refused not so long ago.
Looks like we can forget the
i-360 and add it's name to the Squashed can development at the King Alfred, the Brghton Ice Rink at Blackrock and all the other schemes they have failed at apart from the New England slum that they have managed to construct that is even now looking run down
Great news at last but wasn't this the same wheel that OUR COUNCIL refused not so long ago. Looks like we can forget the i-360 and add it's name to the Squashed can development at the King Alfred, the Brghton Ice Rink at Blackrock and all the other schemes they have failed at apart from the New England slum that they have managed to construct that is even now looking run down Hove Actually

10:21am Sat 26 Mar 11

GIVE UP says...

what famous land marks will you be able to see.Get real tourist attractions up and running for families to enjoy themselves.Can"t imagine what it would it be like on a cold and raining winters morning waiting an hour in the queue to get on.6 million could be sent something good
what famous land marks will you be able to see.Get real tourist attractions up and running for families to enjoy themselves.Can"t imagine what it would it be like on a cold and raining winters morning waiting an hour in the queue to get on.6 million could be sent something good GIVE UP

10:30am Sat 26 Mar 11

Bennn says...

Moan groan moan groan... All you boring old people do on this website is complain about EVERYTHING. Apart form being a great place to live Brighton is also a seaside resort and I think this wheel will be very popular. That side of the seafront does need a bit of redevelopment and this wheel will be a welcomed attraction.
Moan groan moan groan... All you boring old people do on this website is complain about EVERYTHING. Apart form being a great place to live Brighton is also a seaside resort and I think this wheel will be very popular. That side of the seafront does need a bit of redevelopment and this wheel will be a welcomed attraction. Bennn

10:37am Sat 26 Mar 11

tilburyre says...

The moaners remind me of the lot who said the London Eye would be a disaster. Instead of which it has been a great success story. I notice Give Up obliviously doesn't have a clue what the money should be spent on instead. Like the London Eye, this is funded by private money. The publicly funded Millennium Dome was a disaster. The privately funded London Eye was a huge success.
The moaners remind me of the lot who said the London Eye would be a disaster. Instead of which it has been a great success story. I notice Give Up obliviously doesn't have a clue what the money should be spent on instead. Like the London Eye, this is funded by private money. The publicly funded Millennium Dome was a disaster. The privately funded London Eye was a huge success. tilburyre

10:41am Sat 26 Mar 11

Tom V says...

Having been on the London Eye, I think this is a great idea. I'd love to see the Pavilion from that height.
Having been on the London Eye, I think this is a great idea. I'd love to see the Pavilion from that height. Tom V

10:53am Sat 26 Mar 11

saveHOVE says...

Sour-mouthing about failed redevelopment projects is just dimwitted. They fail for very good reasons.

The previous (Brighton 'O') application failed because of the developers' own belligerent attempt to site it on top of the Brighton Sailing Club and within the curtilege of the West Pier redevelopment which already had planning consent. It was a bully-boy try that rightly failed.

Siting a Brighton 'O' Wheel east of the Palace Pier will enliven an under-used area of beach and offer commercial opportunities to others in its vicinity.

I hope the application is sensible so I can write a letter of support and so it can be approved.
Sour-mouthing about failed redevelopment projects is just dimwitted. They fail for very good reasons. The previous (Brighton 'O') application failed because of the developers' own belligerent attempt to site it on top of the Brighton Sailing Club and within the curtilege of the West Pier redevelopment which already had planning consent. It was a bully-boy try that rightly failed. Siting a Brighton 'O' Wheel east of the Palace Pier will enliven an under-used area of beach and offer commercial opportunities to others in its vicinity. I hope the application is sensible so I can write a letter of support and so it can be approved. saveHOVE

11:16am Sat 26 Mar 11

rosiedoes says...

Tom V wrote:
Having been on the London Eye, I think this is a great idea. I'd love to see the Pavilion from that height.
The illustration appears to show it in a location where that wouldn't be possible.

I have no problem with positive development along the seafront, and I wildly prefer the wheel idea to the why?360, but the difference between the London Eye and this, is that in London there are infinitely more landmarks that people will know and recognise. What is there in Brighton, that would be seen on a wheel about a third of the size of the London Eye? The downs, the Pavilion (which it appears will be at the very least, partially obscured from this location) and the sea. The piers you can see from anywhere along the seafront. Maybe a bit of cliff in the distance. It won't have the same draw as the London Eye, because we don't have enough specific landmarks for people to want to see.
[quote][p][bold]Tom V[/bold] wrote: Having been on the London Eye, I think this is a great idea. I'd love to see the Pavilion from that height.[/p][/quote]The illustration appears to show it in a location where that wouldn't be possible. I have no problem with positive development along the seafront, and I wildly prefer the wheel idea to the why?360, but the difference between the London Eye and this, is that in London there are infinitely more landmarks that people will know and recognise. What is there in Brighton, that would be seen on a wheel about a third of the size of the London Eye? The downs, the Pavilion (which it appears will be at the very least, partially obscured from this location) and the sea. The piers you can see from anywhere along the seafront. Maybe a bit of cliff in the distance. It won't have the same draw as the London Eye, because we don't have enough specific landmarks for people to want to see. rosiedoes

11:17am Sat 26 Mar 11

Dave At Home says...

Another great idea but I feel the council will boo it straight away so really another hot air story, not to get too excited about.... What about the i360? thought all the parts were in Holland waiting to be transported over for it to be erected??? Must have been an April fool....
Another great idea but I feel the council will boo it straight away so really another hot air story, not to get too excited about.... What about the i360? thought all the parts were in Holland waiting to be transported over for it to be erected??? Must have been an April fool.... Dave At Home

11:21am Sat 26 Mar 11

Nobleox says...

We've already got the best seaside attraction anywhere in the British Isles - the WEST PIER - whatta' we need another one for?
We've already got the best seaside attraction anywhere in the British Isles - the WEST PIER - whatta' we need another one for? Nobleox

11:34am Sat 26 Mar 11

dawind says...

Its for the kiddies. What could be more fun that the promise of a visit to the seaside, fish and chips and a ride on a giant wheel. Magic.
Its for the kiddies. What could be more fun that the promise of a visit to the seaside, fish and chips and a ride on a giant wheel. Magic. dawind

11:43am Sat 26 Mar 11

rosiedoes says...

dawind wrote:
Its for the kiddies. What could be more fun that the promise of a visit to the seaside, fish and chips and a ride on a giant wheel. Magic.
I'd say for most kids, the roller coasters on the pier would be more fun. I know that at that age a ferris wheel would have done nothing for me...
[quote][p][bold]dawind[/bold] wrote: Its for the kiddies. What could be more fun that the promise of a visit to the seaside, fish and chips and a ride on a giant wheel. Magic.[/p][/quote]I'd say for most kids, the roller coasters on the pier would be more fun. I know that at that age a ferris wheel would have done nothing for me... rosiedoes

11:53am Sat 26 Mar 11

Fight Back says...

rosiedoes wrote:
So, they actually think people would come to Brighton specifically for an over-priced ferris wheel?
Well it worked for London !
[quote][p][bold]rosiedoes[/bold] wrote: So, they actually think people would come to Brighton specifically for an over-priced ferris wheel?[/p][/quote]Well it worked for London ! Fight Back

12:22pm Sat 26 Mar 11

brightonandproud says...

Once again, what about houses for the currently massive waiting list!! I couldnt give a flying f**k about sitting on a overly sized bike wheel..makes me sick..
Once again, what about houses for the currently massive waiting list!! I couldnt give a flying f**k about sitting on a overly sized bike wheel..makes me sick.. brightonandproud

12:28pm Sat 26 Mar 11

rosiedoes says...

Fight Back wrote:
rosiedoes wrote:
So, they actually think people would come to Brighton specifically for an over-priced ferris wheel?
Well it worked for London !
Er, see my comment about why London is very different.
[quote][p][bold]Fight Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rosiedoes[/bold] wrote: So, they actually think people would come to Brighton specifically for an over-priced ferris wheel?[/p][/quote]Well it worked for London ![/p][/quote]Er, see my comment about why London is very different. rosiedoes

12:46pm Sat 26 Mar 11

Number Six says...

What will you be able to see from this? The Pavilion, an awful lot of sea (call me picky but one bit of the English Channel looks much like any other bit to me), drug dealing on the beach, Dukes Mound, panoramic views over Whitehawk on a clear day, I suppose and that's about it. What fun!
What will you be able to see from this? The Pavilion, an awful lot of sea (call me picky but one bit of the English Channel looks much like any other bit to me), drug dealing on the beach, Dukes Mound, panoramic views over Whitehawk on a clear day, I suppose and that's about it. What fun! Number Six

1:05pm Sat 26 Mar 11

Brightonian56 says...

....................
...The wheel will be similar to those already in place in other tourist destinations including Paris and Niagara Falls...............
. and London, Sheffield Manchester, York, Birmingham, Nottingham, Middlesbrough, Mansfield, Belfast and no doubt many more. Why come to Brighton when there is probably one nearer. What Brighton needs is something no one else has got. Maybe a pier to the West of the Palace Pier
.................... ...The wheel will be similar to those already in place in other tourist destinations including Paris and Niagara Falls............... . and London, Sheffield Manchester, York, Birmingham, Nottingham, Middlesbrough, Mansfield, Belfast and no doubt many more. Why come to Brighton when there is probably one nearer. What Brighton needs is something no one else has got. Maybe a pier to the West of the Palace Pier Brightonian56

1:33pm Sat 26 Mar 11

Angryoldman says...

More hot air.
More hot air. Angryoldman

1:35pm Sat 26 Mar 11

overlooker says...

I think this is a good idea, however, please spare a though for us residents who will have it erected outside our windows.
I think this is a good idea, however, please spare a though for us residents who will have it erected outside our windows. overlooker

1:59pm Sat 26 Mar 11

EBRA says...

This summer? I very much doubt it will be there this year even if all approvals are given.
This summer? I very much doubt it will be there this year even if all approvals are given. EBRA

2:13pm Sat 26 Mar 11

steviemills007 says...

As a person who has a Business in Brighton, I am very excited about this and how it will help our local economy, which is in need of a boost at this time of economic recession and I hope this will happen.
What disappoints me is the comment by Ward Councillor Ben Duncan, let’s hope the residents see through him and realise all he is thinking about is the vote and will do anything for that! Let’s all see sense and welcome this investment in these difficult financial times and embrace the feel good factor and the creation of 30 Jobs the Brighton Wheel will bring to our City. AS for you Ben Duncan spare a thought for us businesses who struggle each year to pay the extortionate Business rates and Rents that keep you in your Job!
As a person who has a Business in Brighton, I am very excited about this and how it will help our local economy, which is in need of a boost at this time of economic recession and I hope this will happen. What disappoints me is the comment by Ward Councillor Ben Duncan, let’s hope the residents see through him and realise all he is thinking about is the vote and will do anything for that! Let’s all see sense and welcome this investment in these difficult financial times and embrace the feel good factor and the creation of 30 Jobs the Brighton Wheel will bring to our City. AS for you Ben Duncan spare a thought for us businesses who struggle each year to pay the extortionate Business rates and Rents that keep you in your Job! steviemills007

2:31pm Sat 26 Mar 11

Brighton_Toffee says...

As a person who has a business in Brighton: is it working and profitable?
I doubt it very much if you think a £6m project can be completed in just under 2 months.
As a person who has a business in Brighton: is it working and profitable? I doubt it very much if you think a £6m project can be completed in just under 2 months. Brighton_Toffee

2:40pm Sat 26 Mar 11

steviemills007 says...

NO NEED TO BE RUDE: As businessman; my business is my business!

And what I do know is that these ttpe of wheels are totally transportable and can be erected in 10 days, so yes I do believe it can be completed in less than 2 months!
NO NEED TO BE RUDE: As businessman; my business is my business! And what I do know is that these ttpe of wheels are totally transportable and can be erected in 10 days, so yes I do believe it can be completed in less than 2 months! steviemills007

2:54pm Sat 26 Mar 11

greegall says...

rosiedoes wrote:
Tom V wrote: Having been on the London Eye, I think this is a great idea. I'd love to see the Pavilion from that height.
The illustration appears to show it in a location where that wouldn't be possible. I have no problem with positive development along the seafront, and I wildly prefer the wheel idea to the why?360, but the difference between the London Eye and this, is that in London there are infinitely more landmarks that people will know and recognise. What is there in Brighton, that would be seen on a wheel about a third of the size of the London Eye? The downs, the Pavilion (which it appears will be at the very least, partially obscured from this location) and the sea. The piers you can see from anywhere along the seafront. Maybe a bit of cliff in the distance. It won't have the same draw as the London Eye, because we don't have enough specific landmarks for people to want to see.
Your argument that there aren't enough landmarks to justify the project going isn't convincing.You could say the same for the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth,but it was built,attracts a lot of tourists and makes money.So, not the amount of landmarks as London is not a good enough reason not to build it.The only thing I would question is the height of 45 metres,same height as the Spinnaker would be better.
[quote][p][bold]rosiedoes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom V[/bold] wrote: Having been on the London Eye, I think this is a great idea. I'd love to see the Pavilion from that height.[/p][/quote]The illustration appears to show it in a location where that wouldn't be possible. I have no problem with positive development along the seafront, and I wildly prefer the wheel idea to the why?360, but the difference between the London Eye and this, is that in London there are infinitely more landmarks that people will know and recognise. What is there in Brighton, that would be seen on a wheel about a third of the size of the London Eye? The downs, the Pavilion (which it appears will be at the very least, partially obscured from this location) and the sea. The piers you can see from anywhere along the seafront. Maybe a bit of cliff in the distance. It won't have the same draw as the London Eye, because we don't have enough specific landmarks for people to want to see.[/p][/quote]Your argument that there aren't enough landmarks to justify the project going isn't convincing.You could say the same for the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth,but it was built,attracts a lot of tourists and makes money.So, not the amount of landmarks as London is not a good enough reason not to build it.The only thing I would question is the height of 45 metres,same height as the Spinnaker would be better. greegall

2:57pm Sat 26 Mar 11

Granny says...

Bennn of Kemptown says that side of the seafront does need some development. I think the entire seafront could do with a revamp, and a lick of paint and clean-up would be a good start. When I was down there a short while ago, I was appalled at the filthy state of it and cannot begin to think what visitors to the town think of it.
Bennn of Kemptown says that side of the seafront does need some development. I think the entire seafront could do with a revamp, and a lick of paint and clean-up would be a good start. When I was down there a short while ago, I was appalled at the filthy state of it and cannot begin to think what visitors to the town think of it. Granny

3:07pm Sat 26 Mar 11

bug eye says...

good news for the economy and jobs, and that a private investor is financing this, after all we are a tourist city and must not forget that. this part of town needs investment and with a new hotel planned on the terraces site this should be great.
it is however a real shame that the company have not proposed the spokeless wheel with pods on the outside as per their previous application, it would be the only one in the country and worth visiting, the new proposal is just a ferris wheel, one of many all over the country, come on reinstate the spokeless wheel please.
finally this part of brighton is a real mess look at the roundabout where people arrive on the seafront its non existent how about a well planted roundabout with a piece of art, and as for the silly wooden rowing boat with coloured glass around it, that is playground stuff not that of a vibrant cultural city.
good news for the economy and jobs, and that a private investor is financing this, after all we are a tourist city and must not forget that. this part of town needs investment and with a new hotel planned on the terraces site this should be great. it is however a real shame that the company have not proposed the spokeless wheel with pods on the outside as per their previous application, it would be the only one in the country and worth visiting, the new proposal is just a ferris wheel, one of many all over the country, come on reinstate the spokeless wheel please. finally this part of brighton is a real mess look at the roundabout where people arrive on the seafront its non existent how about a well planted roundabout with a piece of art, and as for the silly wooden rowing boat with coloured glass around it, that is playground stuff not that of a vibrant cultural city. bug eye

3:27pm Sat 26 Mar 11

BenUk says...

that will ruin the views of the flats/hotels along the seafont.
that will ruin the views of the flats/hotels along the seafont. BenUk

4:57pm Sat 26 Mar 11

dhlennon says...

Let's give it a go. They're paying for it after all, not us. Give it a chance - temporary rights for a summer season (if these things can be put up and taken down that quickly).

No-one has given a good reason why this is a bad idea yet, lots of the usual grumpy cynical remarks.
Let's give it a go. They're paying for it after all, not us. Give it a chance - temporary rights for a summer season (if these things can be put up and taken down that quickly). No-one has given a good reason why this is a bad idea yet, lots of the usual grumpy cynical remarks. dhlennon

5:40pm Sat 26 Mar 11

Old Ladys Gin says...

dawind wrote:
Its for the kiddies. What could be more fun that the promise of a visit to the seaside, fish and chips and a ride on a giant wheel. Magic.
Sod the kids! I'm far from being one and love every attraction of the seaside; from the greasy chips to the rides on the pier.
Just imagine if you live in central England and you long to visit the sea. A place such as Brighton would seem magical.
The town ( I refuse to call it a city - it's not) has everything I like. It has crowds, decent buildings (and slums) good people and sleazy people.
It is the epitome of 'Brighton Rock' and I hope it remains that way for a long time.
If it ever becomes gentrified it will have lost all of its' character and charm.
[quote][p][bold]dawind[/bold] wrote: Its for the kiddies. What could be more fun that the promise of a visit to the seaside, fish and chips and a ride on a giant wheel. Magic.[/p][/quote]Sod the kids! I'm far from being one and love every attraction of the seaside; from the greasy chips to the rides on the pier. Just imagine if you live in central England and you long to visit the sea. A place such as Brighton would seem magical. The town ( I refuse to call it a city - it's not) has everything I like. It has crowds, decent buildings (and slums) good people and sleazy people. It is the epitome of 'Brighton Rock' and I hope it remains that way for a long time. If it ever becomes gentrified it will have lost all of its' character and charm. Old Ladys Gin

5:44pm Sat 26 Mar 11

robsurmer says...

Tackarama!
Tackarama! robsurmer

5:55pm Sat 26 Mar 11

rashidk says...

What'll happen to the nudie beach? Will that be one of the sights people will get on the wheel to see...
What'll happen to the nudie beach? Will that be one of the sights people will get on the wheel to see... rashidk

6:32pm Sat 26 Mar 11

Morpheus says...

At least now it is in the best position. I don't see the point of these developments in Brighton - it is just a fair ground ride and nothing more. In London there are many famous buildings and parks to see. In Brighton there is nothing and 50% of the view is the sea which is something to be enjoyed by being on it or in it. The same applies to the pavilion. View the details from the ground or inside.
At least now it is in the best position. I don't see the point of these developments in Brighton - it is just a fair ground ride and nothing more. In London there are many famous buildings and parks to see. In Brighton there is nothing and 50% of the view is the sea which is something to be enjoyed by being on it or in it. The same applies to the pavilion. View the details from the ground or inside. Morpheus

6:36pm Sat 26 Mar 11

dhlennon says...

Old Ladys Gin wrote:
dawind wrote: Its for the kiddies. What could be more fun that the promise of a visit to the seaside, fish and chips and a ride on a giant wheel. Magic.
Sod the kids! I'm far from being one and love every attraction of the seaside; from the greasy chips to the rides on the pier. Just imagine if you live in central England and you long to visit the sea. A place such as Brighton would seem magical. The town ( I refuse to call it a city - it's not) has everything I like. It has crowds, decent buildings (and slums) good people and sleazy people. It is the epitome of 'Brighton Rock' and I hope it remains that way for a long time. If it ever becomes gentrified it will have lost all of its' character and charm.
Hmm, a Ferris wheel would lose all the character and charm of the City/towns. Says someone who loves the "town" so much they live in Shoreham. OK. I agree, Ferris Wheels makes my town/city gentrifed ?!?!

I might be over-reacting to a sarcastic post, but it's hard not to here with the crusty comments.
[quote][p][bold]Old Ladys Gin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dawind[/bold] wrote: Its for the kiddies. What could be more fun that the promise of a visit to the seaside, fish and chips and a ride on a giant wheel. Magic.[/p][/quote]Sod the kids! I'm far from being one and love every attraction of the seaside; from the greasy chips to the rides on the pier. Just imagine if you live in central England and you long to visit the sea. A place such as Brighton would seem magical. The town ( I refuse to call it a city - it's not) has everything I like. It has crowds, decent buildings (and slums) good people and sleazy people. It is the epitome of 'Brighton Rock' and I hope it remains that way for a long time. If it ever becomes gentrified it will have lost all of its' character and charm.[/p][/quote]Hmm, a Ferris wheel would lose all the character and charm of the City/towns. Says someone who loves the "town" so much they live in Shoreham. OK. I agree, Ferris Wheels makes my town/city gentrifed ?!?! I might be over-reacting to a sarcastic post, but it's hard not to here with the crusty comments. dhlennon

7:36pm Sat 26 Mar 11

dominicbryden says...

The location is all wrong. What are people going to see? The residents of the Madeira hotel and the Van Allen Building and the people living in the streets behind it, or the sea, a vast expanse of blue / grey, and the odd boat. Really exciting!!!! As for the intrusion into those people who are residents lives, has anyone thought of that. I'll accept the proposal if they black out the windows on the landside so they don't intrude on peoples personal lives, compensate the residents for the disruption to their view and make sure that no other noise above that that exists happens.
The location is all wrong. What are people going to see? The residents of the Madeira hotel and the Van Allen Building and the people living in the streets behind it, or the sea, a vast expanse of blue / grey, and the odd boat. Really exciting!!!! As for the intrusion into those people who are residents lives, has anyone thought of that. I'll accept the proposal if they black out the windows on the landside so they don't intrude on peoples personal lives, compensate the residents for the disruption to their view and make sure that no other noise above that that exists happens. dominicbryden

7:55pm Sat 26 Mar 11

rolivan says...

Go up to the top of Freshfield road and walk along to the end of the racecourse and get the best view of Brighton and beyond in many directions absolutely free
Go up to the top of Freshfield road and walk along to the end of the racecourse and get the best view of Brighton and beyond in many directions absolutely free rolivan

8:24pm Sat 26 Mar 11

quedula says...

rolivan wrote:
Go up to the top of Freshfield road and walk along to the end of the racecourse and get the best view of Brighton and beyond in many directions absolutely free
rolivan is absolutely right. Whitehawk Hill is a wonderful viewpoint less than a mile from the Clock Tower, but neglected, unpublicised and unvisited. It could be another visitor attraction to add to the seafront, Palace Pier, Royal Pavilion etc.
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Go up to the top of Freshfield road and walk along to the end of the racecourse and get the best view of Brighton and beyond in many directions absolutely free[/p][/quote]rolivan is absolutely right. Whitehawk Hill is a wonderful viewpoint less than a mile from the Clock Tower, but neglected, unpublicised and unvisited. It could be another visitor attraction to add to the seafront, Palace Pier, Royal Pavilion etc. quedula

8:37pm Sat 26 Mar 11

Gazza says...

On the down side imagine wheel shadows on your living room wall all day long that would whine me up. But on a positive note bring binoculars and you’ll be able to see naked people further up the beach tanning them selves.

What is it with wheels?

If they put bins all around the outside it would be the worlds biggest wheelie Bin
On the down side imagine wheel shadows on your living room wall all day long that would whine me up. But on a positive note bring binoculars and you’ll be able to see naked people further up the beach tanning them selves. What is it with wheels? If they put bins all around the outside it would be the worlds biggest wheelie Bin Gazza

9:03pm Sat 26 Mar 11

hubby says...

There was a perfectly good big wheel t Peter Pans playground.
Not exactly classy is it?
There was a perfectly good big wheel t Peter Pans playground. Not exactly classy is it? hubby

9:54pm Sat 26 Mar 11

bentnup says...

Sorry, but Brighton needs a lot more than another (duh) wheel. In Las Vegas they spend 6 million quid repainting lines in parking lots ! C'mon guys short arms and deep pockets again ???
Sorry, but Brighton needs a lot more than another (duh) wheel. In Las Vegas they spend 6 million quid repainting lines in parking lots ! C'mon guys short arms and deep pockets again ??? bentnup

12:36am Sun 27 Mar 11

GRANDAD says...

I can't imagine what the people who commented and complained on the other topic about what comes out the rear end of horses are going to say when they see the size of the hamster that must power this wheel.

I'm surprised the greeny's haven't claimed it as their idea to be used to produce enough electricity to power 3 street lamps or whatever
I can't imagine what the people who commented and complained on the other topic about what comes out the rear end of horses are going to say when they see the size of the hamster that must power this wheel. I'm surprised the greeny's haven't claimed it as their idea to be used to produce enough electricity to power 3 street lamps or whatever GRANDAD

2:57am Sun 27 Mar 11

steveP2009 says...

get overselfs. Move out, goto cornwall....please
get overselfs. Move out, goto cornwall....please steveP2009

6:45am Sun 27 Mar 11

Mr. Logical says...

Some people here obviously go on holiday and look at...nothing! This is a chance for everyone-locals and visitors, to see the area from a NEW angle...that's the point. Of course people can already see the pier or the pavilion, but that's not the point.. This construction can also help people who aren't so mobile get the effect of going for a long walk by allowing them to see many places.
Let's wait and see...but I think this should be at least reasonably successful if well run
Some people here obviously go on holiday and look at...nothing! This is a chance for everyone-locals and visitors, to see the area from a NEW angle...that's the point. Of course people can already see the pier or the pavilion, but that's not the point.. This construction can also help people who aren't so mobile get the effect of going for a long walk by allowing them to see many places. Let's wait and see...but I think this should be at least reasonably successful if well run Mr. Logical

8:00am Sun 27 Mar 11

stan bailey says...

You would probably get a better view, includind the wheel itself from the top of Ditching road, or the race course, back of Wild Park and all for free
You would probably get a better view, includind the wheel itself from the top of Ditching road, or the race course, back of Wild Park and all for free stan bailey

10:24am Sun 27 Mar 11

Old Ladys Gin says...

dhlennon wrote:
Old Ladys Gin wrote:
dawind wrote: Its for the kiddies. What could be more fun that the promise of a visit to the seaside, fish and chips and a ride on a giant wheel. Magic.
Sod the kids! I'm far from being one and love every attraction of the seaside; from the greasy chips to the rides on the pier. Just imagine if you live in central England and you long to visit the sea. A place such as Brighton would seem magical. The town ( I refuse to call it a city - it's not) has everything I like. It has crowds, decent buildings (and slums) good people and sleazy people. It is the epitome of 'Brighton Rock' and I hope it remains that way for a long time. If it ever becomes gentrified it will have lost all of its' character and charm.
Hmm, a Ferris wheel would lose all the character and charm of the City/towns. Says someone who loves the "town" so much they live in Shoreham. OK. I agree, Ferris Wheels makes my town/city gentrifed ?!?!

I might be over-reacting to a sarcastic post, but it's hard not to here with the crusty comments.
Born and bred in Brighton my friend..and in case there is a mistake I support the idea!
[quote][p][bold]dhlennon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Ladys Gin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dawind[/bold] wrote: Its for the kiddies. What could be more fun that the promise of a visit to the seaside, fish and chips and a ride on a giant wheel. Magic.[/p][/quote]Sod the kids! I'm far from being one and love every attraction of the seaside; from the greasy chips to the rides on the pier. Just imagine if you live in central England and you long to visit the sea. A place such as Brighton would seem magical. The town ( I refuse to call it a city - it's not) has everything I like. It has crowds, decent buildings (and slums) good people and sleazy people. It is the epitome of 'Brighton Rock' and I hope it remains that way for a long time. If it ever becomes gentrified it will have lost all of its' character and charm.[/p][/quote]Hmm, a Ferris wheel would lose all the character and charm of the City/towns. Says someone who loves the "town" so much they live in Shoreham. OK. I agree, Ferris Wheels makes my town/city gentrifed ?!?! I might be over-reacting to a sarcastic post, but it's hard not to here with the crusty comments.[/p][/quote]Born and bred in Brighton my friend..and in case there is a mistake I support the idea! Old Ladys Gin

11:10am Sun 27 Mar 11

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

Can't be bothered to read all the comments but needless to say I am 100% in favour. Not 100% confident it will happen mind as the usual combination of NIMBYS and Luddites will trot out the standard cliches about how dangerous and damaging it will be. Probably like every other development the arguments will continue for DECADES before anything happens.
Can't be bothered to read all the comments but needless to say I am 100% in favour. Not 100% confident it will happen mind as the usual combination of NIMBYS and Luddites will trot out the standard cliches about how dangerous and damaging it will be. Probably like every other development the arguments will continue for DECADES before anything happens. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit

11:46am Sun 27 Mar 11

Nobleox says...

....and needless to say Jimmy Stewart - thine wheel be done. AMEN
....and needless to say Jimmy Stewart - thine wheel be done. AMEN Nobleox

1:34pm Sun 27 Mar 11

Old Ladys Gin says...

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
Can't be bothered to read all the comments but needless to say I am 100% in favour. Not 100% confident it will happen mind as the usual combination of NIMBYS and Luddites will trot out the standard cliches about how dangerous and damaging it will be. Probably like every other development the arguments will continue for DECADES before anything happens.
I read a short while ago that Weymouth had been talking about building a bypass for 50 years!!!!!!!!!!!!
It took some part of the Olympics to come their way before they finally extracted the digit and built it.
IMHO anything that helps extract the digit, in any town, gets my vote.
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: Can't be bothered to read all the comments but needless to say I am 100% in favour. Not 100% confident it will happen mind as the usual combination of NIMBYS and Luddites will trot out the standard cliches about how dangerous and damaging it will be. Probably like every other development the arguments will continue for DECADES before anything happens.[/p][/quote]I read a short while ago that Weymouth had been talking about building a bypass for 50 years!!!!!!!!!!!! It took some part of the Olympics to come their way before they finally extracted the digit and built it. IMHO anything that helps extract the digit, in any town, gets my vote. Old Ladys Gin

1:56pm Sun 27 Mar 11

steveP2009 says...

This city needs more things to do. It would be nice to do something in Brighton that doesn't involve drinking. Now what about that ice rink...
This city needs more things to do. It would be nice to do something in Brighton that doesn't involve drinking. Now what about that ice rink... steveP2009

2:03pm Sun 27 Mar 11

tinker000 says...

Brighton not Hove and who want's to see a high up vieu of of place that is not high (low)
S/C code will -deny well i DONT
Brighton not Hove and who want's to see a high up vieu of of place that is not high (low) S/C code will -deny well i DONT tinker000

2:29pm Sun 27 Mar 11

John60 says...

Well I'm all for it, the sea front is a disgrace thanks to the council allowing to fall into decay. The Max Miller walkway as it's stupidly named is shameful and is slowly falling into disrepair, I wonder how long before it gets closed off? Hopefully what with the Brighton O being at this end of town that it will eventually ecourage a face lift to this forgotten part of Brighton and I don't mean Burger King, McDonalds or Starbucks either setting up , they can all leave town forever and take sainsburys and tescos with them. I wish People would stop being so cynical about new things like the Brighton Wheel being developed in Brighton. God some people love a moan! It should saty there indefinitely, let's face it the McDonalds I360 tower or whatever it's going to be called once it get sponsership doesn't look like it's going to happen and even if it did, why can't both remain?
Well I'm all for it, the sea front is a disgrace thanks to the council allowing to fall into decay. The Max Miller walkway as it's stupidly named is shameful and is slowly falling into disrepair, I wonder how long before it gets closed off? Hopefully what with the Brighton O being at this end of town that it will eventually ecourage a face lift to this forgotten part of Brighton and I don't mean Burger King, McDonalds or Starbucks either setting up , they can all leave town forever and take sainsburys and tescos with them. I wish People would stop being so cynical about new things like the Brighton Wheel being developed in Brighton. God some people love a moan! It should saty there indefinitely, let's face it the McDonalds I360 tower or whatever it's going to be called once it get sponsership doesn't look like it's going to happen and even if it did, why can't both remain? John60

6:23pm Sun 27 Mar 11

rolivan says...

steveP2009 wrote:
This city needs more things to do. It would be nice to do something in Brighton that doesn't involve drinking. Now what about that ice rink...
Well what about eating there seems to be a shortage of eating places Oh I forgot there is a national pizza chain coming to town so that will fill the void all the council need to do now is rebuild all the public toilets that have been taken over by you guessed it food and drink places
[quote][p][bold]steveP2009[/bold] wrote: This city needs more things to do. It would be nice to do something in Brighton that doesn't involve drinking. Now what about that ice rink...[/p][/quote]Well what about eating there seems to be a shortage of eating places Oh I forgot there is a national pizza chain coming to town so that will fill the void all the council need to do now is rebuild all the public toilets that have been taken over by you guessed it food and drink places rolivan

7:39pm Sun 27 Mar 11

Frank-In-Sense says...

My windows face onto the area that would be occupied by the wheel. Instead of a lovely view of the sea & pier, I'll have this inevitable eyesore, and a constant stream of tourists who are able to peer into my humble abode! An outstanding invasion of all of the local residents privacy.
As others have said, there's not an awful lot to see, a lot of housing, a brief glimpse of the pavillion, with a sea view equivalent to standing on the beach.
Compare this to the London Eye, where there are dozens of distinctive attractions to see in every direction.
My windows face onto the area that would be occupied by the wheel. Instead of a lovely view of the sea & pier, I'll have this inevitable eyesore, and a constant stream of tourists who are able to peer into my humble abode! An outstanding invasion of all of the local residents privacy. As others have said, there's not an awful lot to see, a lot of housing, a brief glimpse of the pavillion, with a sea view equivalent to standing on the beach. Compare this to the London Eye, where there are dozens of distinctive attractions to see in every direction. Frank-In-Sense

7:52pm Sun 27 Mar 11

Jimthefirst says...

The Ferris Wheel would not only give a view of the West Pier and the Pavilion but would give the added advantage of counting the number of Sainsbury`s and Tesco branches.
The Ferris Wheel would not only give a view of the West Pier and the Pavilion but would give the added advantage of counting the number of Sainsbury`s and Tesco branches. Jimthefirst

7:41am Mon 28 Mar 11

Thebuilderman says...

GIVE UP wrote:
what famous land marks will you be able to see.Get real tourist attractions up and running for families to enjoy themselves.Can"t imagine what it would it be like on a cold and raining winters morning waiting an hour in the queue to get on.6 million could be sent something good
Couldn't agree more bring back the dodgems and something to attract the visitors stop keep RIPPING people off have something value for money all this will do is attract more tacky stall holders selling tacky overpriced Brighton tat.
[quote][p][bold]GIVE UP[/bold] wrote: what famous land marks will you be able to see.Get real tourist attractions up and running for families to enjoy themselves.Can"t imagine what it would it be like on a cold and raining winters morning waiting an hour in the queue to get on.6 million could be sent something good[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more bring back the dodgems and something to attract the visitors stop keep RIPPING people off have something value for money all this will do is attract more tacky stall holders selling tacky overpriced Brighton tat. Thebuilderman

12:21pm Wed 30 Mar 11

I'm game says...

IF THE VIEW IS OF THE NUDIST BEACH AND ALL THOSE MARVELLOUS WILLIES i FOR ONE WILL BE RIDING THAT WHEEL LIKE IT WAS MY OLD SPIN DRYER!
IF THE VIEW IS OF THE NUDIST BEACH AND ALL THOSE MARVELLOUS WILLIES i FOR ONE WILL BE RIDING THAT WHEEL LIKE IT WAS MY OLD SPIN DRYER! I'm game

4:45pm Wed 30 Mar 11

GRANDAD says...

Who will feed the hamster?.
Who will feed the hamster?. GRANDAD

3:24pm Fri 1 Apr 11

HoveAlone says...

John60 wrote:
Well I'm all for it, the sea front is a disgrace thanks to the council allowing to fall into decay. The Max Miller walkway as it's stupidly named is shameful and is slowly falling into disrepair, I wonder how long before it gets closed off? Hopefully what with the Brighton O being at this end of town that it will eventually ecourage a face lift to this forgotten part of Brighton and I don't mean Burger King, McDonalds or Starbucks either setting up , they can all leave town forever and take sainsburys and tescos with them. I wish People would stop being so cynical about new things like the Brighton Wheel being developed in Brighton. God some people love a moan! It should saty there indefinitely, let's face it the McDonalds I360 tower or whatever it's going to be called once it get sponsership doesn't look like it's going to happen and even if it did, why can't both remain?
Erm, while you're talking about 'forgotten parts', how about the MOST forgotten part of 'Brighton and Hove' i.e. HOVE!

One city? What a load of rubbish. It will always be about Brighton. Hove gets ignored as usual. Brighton doesn't have any use for Hove any longer. Let's face it - Brighton used the Hove for the city status bid, and now it has the status (albeit for 'Brighton & Hove') it couldn't care less about Hove.

Let's stand up and fight for Hove! Why should Brighton get all the fun?!
[quote][p][bold]John60[/bold] wrote: Well I'm all for it, the sea front is a disgrace thanks to the council allowing to fall into decay. The Max Miller walkway as it's stupidly named is shameful and is slowly falling into disrepair, I wonder how long before it gets closed off? Hopefully what with the Brighton O being at this end of town that it will eventually ecourage a face lift to this forgotten part of Brighton and I don't mean Burger King, McDonalds or Starbucks either setting up , they can all leave town forever and take sainsburys and tescos with them. I wish People would stop being so cynical about new things like the Brighton Wheel being developed in Brighton. God some people love a moan! It should saty there indefinitely, let's face it the McDonalds I360 tower or whatever it's going to be called once it get sponsership doesn't look like it's going to happen and even if it did, why can't both remain?[/p][/quote]Erm, while you're talking about 'forgotten parts', how about the MOST forgotten part of 'Brighton and Hove' i.e. HOVE! One city? What a load of rubbish. It will always be about Brighton. Hove gets ignored as usual. Brighton doesn't have any use for Hove any longer. Let's face it - Brighton used the Hove for the city status bid, and now it has the status (albeit for 'Brighton & Hove') it couldn't care less about Hove. Let's stand up and fight for Hove! Why should Brighton get all the fun?! HoveAlone

9:00am Wed 6 Apr 11

John60 says...

HoveAlone wrote:
John60 wrote:
Well I'm all for it, the sea front is a disgrace thanks to the council allowing to fall into decay. The Max Miller walkway as it's stupidly named is shameful and is slowly falling into disrepair, I wonder how long before it gets closed off? Hopefully what with the Brighton O being at this end of town that it will eventually ecourage a face lift to this forgotten part of Brighton and I don't mean Burger King, McDonalds or Starbucks either setting up , they can all leave town forever and take sainsburys and tescos with them. I wish People would stop being so cynical about new things like the Brighton Wheel being developed in Brighton. God some people love a moan! It should saty there indefinitely, let's face it the McDonalds I360 tower or whatever it's going to be called once it get sponsership doesn't look like it's going to happen and even if it did, why can't both remain?
Erm, while you're talking about 'forgotten parts', how about the MOST forgotten part of 'Brighton and Hove' i.e. HOVE!

One city? What a load of rubbish. It will always be about Brighton. Hove gets ignored as usual. Brighton doesn't have any use for Hove any longer. Let's face it - Brighton used the Hove for the city status bid, and now it has the status (albeit for 'Brighton & Hove') it couldn't care less about Hove.

Let's stand up and fight for Hove! Why should Brighton get all the fun?!
I think Hove is mainatined much better than Maderia Drive from the Palace Pier to the Marina! Have you honestly seen the state of it! The seafront at Hove looks fine to me. All of Brighton is ignored apart from in beween the Palace Pier and the West Pier, so I wouldn't just feel that it's dreary old Hove that has been ignored.
[quote][p][bold]HoveAlone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John60[/bold] wrote: Well I'm all for it, the sea front is a disgrace thanks to the council allowing to fall into decay. The Max Miller walkway as it's stupidly named is shameful and is slowly falling into disrepair, I wonder how long before it gets closed off? Hopefully what with the Brighton O being at this end of town that it will eventually ecourage a face lift to this forgotten part of Brighton and I don't mean Burger King, McDonalds or Starbucks either setting up , they can all leave town forever and take sainsburys and tescos with them. I wish People would stop being so cynical about new things like the Brighton Wheel being developed in Brighton. God some people love a moan! It should saty there indefinitely, let's face it the McDonalds I360 tower or whatever it's going to be called once it get sponsership doesn't look like it's going to happen and even if it did, why can't both remain?[/p][/quote]Erm, while you're talking about 'forgotten parts', how about the MOST forgotten part of 'Brighton and Hove' i.e. HOVE! One city? What a load of rubbish. It will always be about Brighton. Hove gets ignored as usual. Brighton doesn't have any use for Hove any longer. Let's face it - Brighton used the Hove for the city status bid, and now it has the status (albeit for 'Brighton & Hove') it couldn't care less about Hove. Let's stand up and fight for Hove! Why should Brighton get all the fun?![/p][/quote]I think Hove is mainatined much better than Maderia Drive from the Palace Pier to the Marina! Have you honestly seen the state of it! The seafront at Hove looks fine to me. All of Brighton is ignored apart from in beween the Palace Pier and the West Pier, so I wouldn't just feel that it's dreary old Hove that has been ignored. John60

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