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Regency Society register objections to Brighton Wheel

A conservation group has registered its opposition to a giant seafront attraction.

Plans to construct the 45-metre high Brighton Wheel at a site near Palace Pier were submitted last month.

But the Regency Society, the oldest amenity and conservation society in Brighton and Hove, is opposing the plans stating it would be detrimental to the surrounding residential area.

The statement reads: “The area of Brighton east of the Palace Pier is predominantly residential. Its beach is relatively quiet, and a tourist attraction on this scale in this location is inappropriate.

“The amenity of the residential buildings on Marine Parade which face the wheel will be seriously affected by continuous overlooking.”

The statement, signed by Delia Forester on behalf of the group, adds it will have an “overbearing presence” on the nearby conservation area and jeopardise the already approved i360, which is planned for near the West Pier.

But planning consultant Ian Coomber, who is working with applicants Paramount Attractions, said: “Once the wheel is constructed it can arrive at a totally vacant site and be removed within two weeks.

“It’s a highly transportable attraction. That allows it to fit in very easily with the council’s planning constraints.”

According to the application, it would operate all year round between 10am and midnight.

A decision is expected to take place at a meeting of the Brighton and Hove City Council’s planning committee in the coming weeks.

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12:44pm Sat 16 Apr 11

fredaj says...

Brighton is a tourist town, always has been, always will be, and if you decide to live in the seafront area you have to take this fact into account when you move there.
Personally, I am all in favour of new attractions and this wheel sounds like a smashing idea.
Brighton is a tourist town, always has been, always will be, and if you decide to live in the seafront area you have to take this fact into account when you move there. Personally, I am all in favour of new attractions and this wheel sounds like a smashing idea. fredaj
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1:03pm Sat 16 Apr 11

GRANDAD says...

Put a smaller wheel behind and make out it's a penny farthing bike, that way everybody's happy.
Put a smaller wheel behind and make out it's a penny farthing bike, that way everybody's happy. GRANDAD
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1:20pm Sat 16 Apr 11

dividebytwo says...

Have the society objected to the conversion of part of terraces to a 6 bedroom hotel ????

Agreed it's a seaside town - plus why are they so bothered about the commercial operation of i360 (let's face it thats a little overdue) - maybe a conflict of interest ??

Also, is it not planned to be almost next to the pier? close to Sea World, a crazy golf course & numerous cafes/bars ?? seems like quite a well serviced location for visitors...
Have the society objected to the conversion of part of terraces to a 6 bedroom hotel ???? Agreed it's a seaside town - plus why are they so bothered about the commercial operation of i360 (let's face it thats a little overdue) - maybe a conflict of interest ?? Also, is it not planned to be almost next to the pier? close to Sea World, a crazy golf course & numerous cafes/bars ?? seems like quite a well serviced location for visitors... dividebytwo
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1:22pm Sat 16 Apr 11

Music Lover says...

What an absolute joke!

Presumably the Regency Society would prefer another rinsing out of public funds for another bandstand (that no-one gives 2 hoots about) rather than welcome an enterprising idea that would actually generate INCOME yes INCOME for the City and its local businesses.

This area of the Seafront is like an oasis that contains amongst other things a redevelopment to the East of the Pier that has looked almost abandoned since its completion.

Its really not for the likes of the Regency Society to oppose a venture such as this especially given that its temporary and to say that it will affect the i360 is a cop out as this has been delayed due to funding.

They should have used their influence over the years to have restored the West Pier, But presumably their influence isnt as far reaching as would appear.

I hope that the planning committee make the right decision and allow this proposal.
What an absolute joke! Presumably the Regency Society would prefer another rinsing out of public funds for another bandstand (that no-one gives 2 hoots about) rather than welcome an enterprising idea that would actually generate INCOME yes INCOME for the City and its local businesses. This area of the Seafront is like an oasis that contains amongst other things a redevelopment to the East of the Pier that has looked almost abandoned since its completion. Its really not for the likes of the Regency Society to oppose a venture such as this especially given that its temporary and to say that it will affect the i360 is a cop out as this has been delayed due to funding. They should have used their influence over the years to have restored the West Pier, But presumably their influence isnt as far reaching as would appear. I hope that the planning committee make the right decision and allow this proposal. Music Lover
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1:28pm Sat 16 Apr 11

MikeyA says...

They were never really behind the switch-over from gas to electricity for the street lighting in Brighton and Hove, either....and as for the horseless carriage...!
They were never really behind the switch-over from gas to electricity for the street lighting in Brighton and Hove, either....and as for the horseless carriage...! MikeyA
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1:29pm Sat 16 Apr 11

roger french-fries says...

GET REAL, this will never happpen, nor will the eye 360, or the restoration of the West Pier.
GET REAL, this will never happpen, nor will the eye 360, or the restoration of the West Pier. roger french-fries
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2:42pm Sat 16 Apr 11

Ya wine me UP, 'sta says...

can't wait for the return of the bathing machine, I mean, have you seen some of those shameless hussies down on the beach !! In my day, they would have been sent directly to Rampton.
can't wait for the return of the bathing machine, I mean, have you seen some of those shameless hussies down on the beach !! In my day, they would have been sent directly to Rampton. Ya wine me UP, 'sta
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3:40pm Sat 16 Apr 11

GIVE UP says...

Has the pier changed it's name again?Stick the wheel in brooklands pleasure park,it'll be great there with the go-karts,boating lake,miniture railway,puttin green,childrens play area and that nice little cafe.Come on LANCING promote yourselves.Remember the wheel only takes two days to take down,or is the saying NIMBY
Has the pier changed it's name again?Stick the wheel in brooklands pleasure park,it'll be great there with the go-karts,boating lake,miniture railway,puttin green,childrens play area and that nice little cafe.Come on LANCING promote yourselves.Remember the wheel only takes two days to take down,or is the saying NIMBY GIVE UP
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4:04pm Sat 16 Apr 11

Morpheus says...

What a ridiculous statement from the planning consultant, Ian Coomber. If the wheel is agreed why is moving it within two weeks an issue? And where will it go? The council should resolve the i360 first before starting on another scheme. We do not need both.
What a ridiculous statement from the planning consultant, Ian Coomber. If the wheel is agreed why is moving it within two weeks an issue? And where will it go? The council should resolve the i360 first before starting on another scheme. We do not need both. Morpheus
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5:18pm Sat 16 Apr 11

Tom V says...

The only sensible objection would be to the late night opening hours. Midnight is far too late, it should close at about 9/9.30pm. Any later and they'll be mopping up after drunks. It will also be disruptive to local residents who might actually want to be asleep at midnight.

Apart from that, I think it's a great idea and can't wait to use it.
The only sensible objection would be to the late night opening hours. Midnight is far too late, it should close at about 9/9.30pm. Any later and they'll be mopping up after drunks. It will also be disruptive to local residents who might actually want to be asleep at midnight. Apart from that, I think it's a great idea and can't wait to use it. Tom V
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5:39pm Sat 16 Apr 11

Kemp Town Kidd says...

Quiet residential area!! What with Volks Tavern, Audio, R-Bar, amongst others that makes Brighton what it is, a fun place to live - have the Regency Society ever visited this part of the seafront? Surely one of them must live nearby! Can't wait to see the Wheel up and running - looks exciting to me and very Brighton....
Quiet residential area!! What with Volks Tavern, Audio, R-Bar, amongst others that makes Brighton what it is, a fun place to live - have the Regency Society ever visited this part of the seafront? Surely one of them must live nearby! Can't wait to see the Wheel up and running - looks exciting to me and very Brighton.... Kemp Town Kidd
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5:59pm Sat 16 Apr 11

Angryoldman says...

'Regency society' my backside!
NIMBYS and stuck up ones at that.
I've been inside a few of those regency buildings and I'm sure there are nicer crack houses. Half of them are all fur coat and no knickers as my dear old mum would say.
'Regency society' my backside! NIMBYS and stuck up ones at that. I've been inside a few of those regency buildings and I'm sure there are nicer crack houses. Half of them are all fur coat and no knickers as my dear old mum would say. Angryoldman
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6:15pm Sat 16 Apr 11

Flippin Burghers says...

Angryoldman wrote:
'Regency society' my backside!
NIMBYS and stuck up ones at that.
I've been inside a few of those regency buildings and I'm sure there are nicer crack houses. Half of them are all fur coat and no knickers as my dear old mum would say.
That's more like the spirit that made this country great. I lay down the following challenge to the Regency Society: show us yer knickers, or shut up.
[quote][p][bold]Angryoldman[/bold] wrote: 'Regency society' my backside! NIMBYS and stuck up ones at that. I've been inside a few of those regency buildings and I'm sure there are nicer crack houses. Half of them are all fur coat and no knickers as my dear old mum would say.[/p][/quote]That's more like the spirit that made this country great. I lay down the following challenge to the Regency Society: show us yer knickers, or shut up. Flippin Burghers
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10:30pm Sat 16 Apr 11

thewhitehawker says...

The regency society should take a hike . Their negativity and opposition to any financial developement sucks .They will kill this city
The regency society should take a hike . Their negativity and opposition to any financial developement sucks .They will kill this city thewhitehawker
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11:14am Sun 17 Apr 11

Thumper Hove says...

Find out where the head of the Nimby's lives then submit a planning application for a tip next door.

The wheel would be great for tourism, I'm getting sick of the not near me brigade who object to anything and everything.

Perhaps the Regency Society should try riding on the wheel if it gets the go-ahead - who knows they might have some fun for the first time in their lives!
Find out where the head of the Nimby's lives then submit a planning application for a tip next door. The wheel would be great for tourism, I'm getting sick of the not near me brigade who object to anything and everything. Perhaps the Regency Society should try riding on the wheel if it gets the go-ahead - who knows they might have some fun for the first time in their lives! Thumper Hove
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1:42pm Sun 17 Apr 11

steviemills007 says...

Should the Regency Society be renamed the Party Poopers Society, as all they seem to do is try and scupper development in this City without good reason, when I was at last week’s Brighton Marathon, I took a look at the proposed site for the wheel in Madeira Drive, which in fact is above a derelict amusement arcade, that had 8 commercial rubbish bins positioned there, next to a crazy golf with a fish & chips kiosk, which had sat on the roof a huge inflatable Slush puppy dog not exactly a conservation area is it! I really think that the Party Poopers Society, oh sorry I mean the Regency Society need to find something more positive to do, instead of trying stop development in our city such as the Brighton Wheel – We need this kind of investment and development to keep visitors/tourist coming back , this helps our economy!
Should the Regency Society be renamed the Party Poopers Society, as all they seem to do is try and scupper development in this City without good reason, when I was at last week’s Brighton Marathon, I took a look at the proposed site for the wheel in Madeira Drive, which in fact is above a derelict amusement arcade, that had 8 commercial rubbish bins positioned there, next to a crazy golf with a fish & chips kiosk, which had sat on the roof a huge inflatable Slush puppy dog not exactly a conservation area is it! I really think that the Party Poopers Society, oh sorry I mean the Regency Society need to find something more positive to do, instead of trying stop development in our city such as the Brighton Wheel – We need this kind of investment and development to keep visitors/tourist coming back , this helps our economy! steviemills007
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2:17pm Mon 18 Apr 11

mark1234z says...

delia forester has her name at the bottom of these thin and weak objections,the nimbys are at it again.They pointout that the wheel over looks residential property,well its not the end of the world,sitting here writing this i can count 50 flats over looking me, its a city.The simple fact is most people of Brighton overlook someone else.One other thing i must point out is that Delia forester used to sit on the planning committee,this makes me wonder if she or any of her nimby members still have frends and influeance on the planning committee.WE ARE WATCHING YOU
delia forester has her name at the bottom of these thin and weak objections,the nimbys are at it again.They pointout that the wheel over looks residential property,well its not the end of the world,sitting here writing this i can count 50 flats over looking me, its a city.The simple fact is most people of Brighton overlook someone else.One other thing i must point out is that Delia forester used to sit on the planning committee,this makes me wonder if she or any of her nimby members still have frends and influeance on the planning committee.WE ARE WATCHING YOU mark1234z
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3:26pm Mon 18 Apr 11

Tessa Paige says...

Unfortunately, the news story left out a key part of the Regency Society's objections: that massive foundations plus huts, winding gear and other hardware associated with the wheel are permanent. Secondly, the application is for at least five years, which isn't very temporary. Third, and perhaps most important, the council has already turned down applications for major rides on the beach. If the wheel goes ahead in this position, it would set a precedent and we could find the eastern beaches turned into a funfair – nothing anyone can do about it.

Finally, just imagine what it would be like to live on Marine Parade and have total strangers staring into your home until midnight, every day of the year. It's not at all the same thing as living over the road from a few bars and nobody could have expected it when they chose to live there.
Unfortunately, the news story left out a key part of the Regency Society's objections: that massive foundations plus huts, winding gear and other hardware associated with the wheel are permanent. Secondly, the application is for at least five years, which isn't very temporary. Third, and perhaps most important, the council has already turned down applications for major rides on the beach. If the wheel goes ahead in this position, it would set a precedent and we could find the eastern beaches turned into a funfair – nothing anyone can do about it. Finally, just imagine what it would be like to live on Marine Parade and have total strangers staring into your home until midnight, every day of the year. It's not at all the same thing as living over the road from a few bars and nobody could have expected it when they chose to live there. Tessa Paige
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4:20pm Mon 18 Apr 11

Mr Pickwick says...

Conservation society speaks up to conserve something shock.
I take it that none of the supporters of this idea live anywhere near where this 150ft high thing is going to be and that they won't have strangers staring at them from across the road?
That part of Marine Parade is primarily residential, apart from the ground floors of some of buildings, and they didn't more there to have their views of the sea blocked by a wheel. I don't live there, either, but I do have sympathy with them and they are right to object to the wheel. It's in the wrong place.
Other cities have big wheels and none of them is in a residential area because of intrusion into privacy.
And Tessa Paige is right - it would set a dreadful precedent as it's partly set on the beach. The Nobles will have a field day if this gets through.
Those in favour, please apply for a big wheel a few metres from your own homes. No takers?
Conservation society speaks up to conserve something shock. I take it that none of the supporters of this idea live anywhere near where this 150ft high thing is going to be and that they won't have strangers staring at them from across the road? That part of Marine Parade is primarily residential, apart from the ground floors of some of buildings, and they didn't more there to have their views of the sea blocked by a wheel. I don't live there, either, but I do have sympathy with them and they are right to object to the wheel. It's in the wrong place. Other cities have big wheels and none of them is in a residential area because of intrusion into privacy. And Tessa Paige is right - it would set a dreadful precedent as it's partly set on the beach. The Nobles will have a field day if this gets through. Those in favour, please apply for a big wheel a few metres from your own homes. No takers? Mr Pickwick
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9:56pm Mon 18 Apr 11

thewhitehawker says...

Mr Pickwick wrote:
Conservation society speaks up to conserve something shock. I take it that none of the supporters of this idea live anywhere near where this 150ft high thing is going to be and that they won't have strangers staring at them from across the road? That part of Marine Parade is primarily residential, apart from the ground floors of some of buildings, and they didn't more there to have their views of the sea blocked by a wheel. I don't live there, either, but I do have sympathy with them and they are right to object to the wheel. It's in the wrong place. Other cities have big wheels and none of them is in a residential area because of intrusion into privacy. And Tessa Paige is right - it would set a dreadful precedent as it's partly set on the beach. The Nobles will have a field day if this gets through. Those in favour, please apply for a big wheel a few metres from your own homes. No takers?
I have no problems with them building a big wheel where i live
[quote][p][bold]Mr Pickwick[/bold] wrote: Conservation society speaks up to conserve something shock. I take it that none of the supporters of this idea live anywhere near where this 150ft high thing is going to be and that they won't have strangers staring at them from across the road? That part of Marine Parade is primarily residential, apart from the ground floors of some of buildings, and they didn't more there to have their views of the sea blocked by a wheel. I don't live there, either, but I do have sympathy with them and they are right to object to the wheel. It's in the wrong place. Other cities have big wheels and none of them is in a residential area because of intrusion into privacy. And Tessa Paige is right - it would set a dreadful precedent as it's partly set on the beach. The Nobles will have a field day if this gets through. Those in favour, please apply for a big wheel a few metres from your own homes. No takers?[/p][/quote]I have no problems with them building a big wheel where i live thewhitehawker
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8:38am Tue 19 Apr 11

John60 says...

can we just get on with it! This was meant to have happened in Jan 2010 and we're still debating it in April 2011! I'm more concerned about the volume of Sainsbury's and Tesco's opening in this city than a observation wheel. It can only benefit and I for one am in favour of it. It will add new life to a tired old seafront that is badly mainatianed. The rides on the the Palace Pier are more of an eyesore than the proposed wheel, how about the Regency Society demanding the removal of the rides on the pier and the return of the beautiful theatre that once stood there. Whilst they're at it, how about the demolishen of the Brighton Centre, The Kingswest Complex, The Holiday Inn and all those disgusting buildsing that are out of keeping of the regency look of Brighton. They should go and do something useful!
can we just get on with it! This was meant to have happened in Jan 2010 and we're still debating it in April 2011! I'm more concerned about the volume of Sainsbury's and Tesco's opening in this city than a observation wheel. It can only benefit and I for one am in favour of it. It will add new life to a tired old seafront that is badly mainatianed. The rides on the the Palace Pier are more of an eyesore than the proposed wheel, how about the Regency Society demanding the removal of the rides on the pier and the return of the beautiful theatre that once stood there. Whilst they're at it, how about the demolishen of the Brighton Centre, The Kingswest Complex, The Holiday Inn and all those disgusting buildsing that are out of keeping of the regency look of Brighton. They should go and do something useful! John60
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10:32am Tue 19 Apr 11

Tessa Paige says...

I believe they did campaign against the giant rides at the end of the pier, along with other conservation and amenity societies, such as the Kingscliffe (who, by the way, are also against the wheel for much the same reasons). But let's get real:it really would be silly to demand the demolition of all those other "disgusting buildings", as nobody would take a blind bit of notice.
I believe they did campaign against the giant rides at the end of the pier, along with other conservation and amenity societies, such as the Kingscliffe (who, by the way, are also against the wheel for much the same reasons). But let's get real:it really would be silly to demand the demolition of all those other "disgusting buildings", as nobody would take a blind bit of notice. Tessa Paige
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10:55am Tue 19 Apr 11

dividebytwo says...

You would need a pair of binoculars from the proposed location of the wheel to see into anyones house, maybe it would 'sweeten' the deal if the developers would consider the supply of net curtains to anyone so affected ?
You would need a pair of binoculars from the proposed location of the wheel to see into anyones house, maybe it would 'sweeten' the deal if the developers would consider the supply of net curtains to anyone so affected ? dividebytwo
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12:41pm Tue 19 Apr 11

Mr Pickwick says...

John60 wrote:
can we just get on with it! This was meant to have happened in Jan 2010 and we're still debating it in April 2011! I'm more concerned about the volume of Sainsbury's and Tesco's opening in this city than a observation wheel. It can only benefit and I for one am in favour of it. It will add new life to a tired old seafront that is badly mainatianed. The rides on the the Palace Pier are more of an eyesore than the proposed wheel, how about the Regency Society demanding the removal of the rides on the pier and the return of the beautiful theatre that once stood there. Whilst they're at it, how about the demolishen of the Brighton Centre, The Kingswest Complex, The Holiday Inn and all those disgusting buildsing that are out of keeping of the regency look of Brighton. They should go and do something useful!
@John60
Er, yes, the Regency Society did protest at the time about the rides at the end of the pier and so did lots of other societies. In the end, the council had to allow them because they are regarded as temporary structures, just like the big wheel. It's very easy for a temporary structure to become temporary for a very long time indeed.
As to the theatre on the pier, blame the council's legal department at the time. Someone didn't write the permission quite correctly, so it never got replaced as it should have been. Similar thing with the arches that were removed.
And yes, there are lots of less-than-attractive buildings around but no point in anyone trying to get rid of them until someone comes up with the money for viable alternatives.
As to the wheel, you might like to talk to some of the hundreds of residents who will be overlooked by it.
[quote][p][bold]John60[/bold] wrote: can we just get on with it! This was meant to have happened in Jan 2010 and we're still debating it in April 2011! I'm more concerned about the volume of Sainsbury's and Tesco's opening in this city than a observation wheel. It can only benefit and I for one am in favour of it. It will add new life to a tired old seafront that is badly mainatianed. The rides on the the Palace Pier are more of an eyesore than the proposed wheel, how about the Regency Society demanding the removal of the rides on the pier and the return of the beautiful theatre that once stood there. Whilst they're at it, how about the demolishen of the Brighton Centre, The Kingswest Complex, The Holiday Inn and all those disgusting buildsing that are out of keeping of the regency look of Brighton. They should go and do something useful![/p][/quote]@John60 Er, yes, the Regency Society did protest at the time about the rides at the end of the pier and so did lots of other societies. In the end, the council had to allow them because they are regarded as temporary structures, just like the big wheel. It's very easy for a temporary structure to become temporary for a very long time indeed. As to the theatre on the pier, blame the council's legal department at the time. Someone didn't write the permission quite correctly, so it never got replaced as it should have been. Similar thing with the arches that were removed. And yes, there are lots of less-than-attractive buildings around but no point in anyone trying to get rid of them until someone comes up with the money for viable alternatives. As to the wheel, you might like to talk to some of the hundreds of residents who will be overlooked by it. Mr Pickwick
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2:41pm Wed 20 Apr 11

John60 says...

Mr Pickwick wrote:
John60 wrote:
can we just get on with it! This was meant to have happened in Jan 2010 and we're still debating it in April 2011! I'm more concerned about the volume of Sainsbury's and Tesco's opening in this city than a observation wheel. It can only benefit and I for one am in favour of it. It will add new life to a tired old seafront that is badly mainatianed. The rides on the the Palace Pier are more of an eyesore than the proposed wheel, how about the Regency Society demanding the removal of the rides on the pier and the return of the beautiful theatre that once stood there. Whilst they're at it, how about the demolishen of the Brighton Centre, The Kingswest Complex, The Holiday Inn and all those disgusting buildsing that are out of keeping of the regency look of Brighton. They should go and do something useful!
@John60
Er, yes, the Regency Society did protest at the time about the rides at the end of the pier and so did lots of other societies. In the end, the council had to allow them because they are regarded as temporary structures, just like the big wheel. It's very easy for a temporary structure to become temporary for a very long time indeed.
As to the theatre on the pier, blame the council's legal department at the time. Someone didn't write the permission quite correctly, so it never got replaced as it should have been. Similar thing with the arches that were removed.
And yes, there are lots of less-than-attractive buildings around but no point in anyone trying to get rid of them until someone comes up with the money for viable alternatives.
As to the wheel, you might like to talk to some of the hundreds of residents who will be overlooked by it.
Have you asked these hundereds of residents that you claim to be overlooked by the wheel how they feel or is this just a bunch of do gooders talikng on behalf of the hundreds without actually asking them what they really think? I am one of those residants and really wish people like you would get lost, no one has asked me and I am in favour of it so you're clearly not asking the residents. You're talknig out of your arse and need to go and find a better cause to defend. You're organisation is clearly powerless and the council isn't going to listen to you lot, they'll do as they please like they always do. You don't represent me or my views and probaly many 'hunderds' of others. It's called progress and Brighton needs things like the wheel to continue brinnging in Visitors into it otherwise Brighton will end up like Hastings.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Pickwick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John60[/bold] wrote: can we just get on with it! This was meant to have happened in Jan 2010 and we're still debating it in April 2011! I'm more concerned about the volume of Sainsbury's and Tesco's opening in this city than a observation wheel. It can only benefit and I for one am in favour of it. It will add new life to a tired old seafront that is badly mainatianed. The rides on the the Palace Pier are more of an eyesore than the proposed wheel, how about the Regency Society demanding the removal of the rides on the pier and the return of the beautiful theatre that once stood there. Whilst they're at it, how about the demolishen of the Brighton Centre, The Kingswest Complex, The Holiday Inn and all those disgusting buildsing that are out of keeping of the regency look of Brighton. They should go and do something useful![/p][/quote]@John60 Er, yes, the Regency Society did protest at the time about the rides at the end of the pier and so did lots of other societies. In the end, the council had to allow them because they are regarded as temporary structures, just like the big wheel. It's very easy for a temporary structure to become temporary for a very long time indeed. As to the theatre on the pier, blame the council's legal department at the time. Someone didn't write the permission quite correctly, so it never got replaced as it should have been. Similar thing with the arches that were removed. And yes, there are lots of less-than-attractive buildings around but no point in anyone trying to get rid of them until someone comes up with the money for viable alternatives. As to the wheel, you might like to talk to some of the hundreds of residents who will be overlooked by it.[/p][/quote]Have you asked these hundereds of residents that you claim to be overlooked by the wheel how they feel or is this just a bunch of do gooders talikng on behalf of the hundreds without actually asking them what they really think? I am one of those residants and really wish people like you would get lost, no one has asked me and I am in favour of it so you're clearly not asking the residents. You're talknig out of your arse and need to go and find a better cause to defend. You're organisation is clearly powerless and the council isn't going to listen to you lot, they'll do as they please like they always do. You don't represent me or my views and probaly many 'hunderds' of others. It's called progress and Brighton needs things like the wheel to continue brinnging in Visitors into it otherwise Brighton will end up like Hastings. John60
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3:27pm Wed 20 Apr 11

Mr Pickwick says...

@ John60
Thank you for your thoughtful and graceful comments.
It was local residents who contacted the various societies to ask them to object, as they have themselves.
You are right that we need progress and the wheel could well be part of that. It's just in the wrong place, sets a bad precedent for the area and would stop the development of the Aquarium Terraces.
@ John60 Thank you for your thoughtful and graceful comments. It was local residents who contacted the various societies to ask them to object, as they have themselves. You are right that we need progress and the wheel could well be part of that. It's just in the wrong place, sets a bad precedent for the area and would stop the development of the Aquarium Terraces. Mr Pickwick
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6:02pm Wed 20 Apr 11

John60 says...

Mr Pickwick wrote:
@ John60
Thank you for your thoughtful and graceful comments.
It was local residents who contacted the various societies to ask them to object, as they have themselves.
You are right that we need progress and the wheel could well be part of that. It's just in the wrong place, sets a bad precedent for the area and would stop the development of the Aquarium Terraces.
Like I said, I live in that area and I don't object, it's always a handfall of peopel that seem to speak on behalf of the majority. I wouldn't mind if they actually concentrated on bigger things and actually got things done but it's always silly little things like saving a victorian tree or stopping progress like the Brighton wheel that they pick on. Where would be the right place? It can't be near the west pier, that's already delayed the project by almost two years, as for the terrraces, they were better left the way they were and what development? Starbucks? McDonalds? Strada? Pizza Express? Maybe they'd like to show their ugly faces and help in the development. There already is a Harvesters and a Burger King! I still don't see how they will be looking into peoples places when the pods will be facing towards the Marina and the West Pier. Here's to the Brighton Wheel up and running by summer! I raise my glass to it....
[quote][p][bold]Mr Pickwick[/bold] wrote: @ John60 Thank you for your thoughtful and graceful comments. It was local residents who contacted the various societies to ask them to object, as they have themselves. You are right that we need progress and the wheel could well be part of that. It's just in the wrong place, sets a bad precedent for the area and would stop the development of the Aquarium Terraces.[/p][/quote]Like I said, I live in that area and I don't object, it's always a handfall of peopel that seem to speak on behalf of the majority. I wouldn't mind if they actually concentrated on bigger things and actually got things done but it's always silly little things like saving a victorian tree or stopping progress like the Brighton wheel that they pick on. Where would be the right place? It can't be near the west pier, that's already delayed the project by almost two years, as for the terrraces, they were better left the way they were and what development? Starbucks? McDonalds? Strada? Pizza Express? Maybe they'd like to show their ugly faces and help in the development. There already is a Harvesters and a Burger King! I still don't see how they will be looking into peoples places when the pods will be facing towards the Marina and the West Pier. Here's to the Brighton Wheel up and running by summer! I raise my glass to it.... John60
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