A 300 metre long zip wire attraction could replace the Brighton Wheel when it is removed from the seafront this spring.

Councillors will discuss plans for a 20 metre tower at the seafront site known as Dalton’s Bastion in Madeira Drive at a council meeting next week.

As well as two 300m-long zip wires, a 20 metre jump zone into a safe landing area as well as a new café are all part of the plan.

The Brighton Zip attraction is being proposed by the same firm behind the wheel – Paramount Entertainments.

Brighton Wheel will leave the seafront in May as part of the agreement that will see the i360 open this summer.

The zip wire attraction would be the largest ride of its kind in the county, represent a £1.7m investment into the local economy and could open in time for this summer.

The proposals would need planning permission and highway consent and is likely to get a 25 year lease if approved.

Council leader and economic development committee chairman Warren Morgan said: “We always remained interested in the idea of another attraction to replace the Wheel.

“Now we have a proposal with much less visual impact for the neighbours.

"We’re clear that an attraction on that site is desirable because it brings life to the area - and one of our ambitions is to regenerate the seafront between the pier and the marina."