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New plans for giant slide to be built at the Eden Project

New plans for giant slide to be built at the Eden Project

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 8:19am 29th April 2020.

Written by Richard Whitehouse, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans for a giant slide to be built at the Eden Project will have to be resubmitted after planners said that changes could not be accepted as a simple amendment.

Hangloose, which operates the zipwire and other attractions at Eden, was first granted planning permission for a new slide in 2017 alongside a giant swing and freefall deck.

The other structures which were included in the application have been constructed but the slide was not built.

Last month Hangloose submitted an amendment to the plans for the slide to change its location and to make it larger than the one originally planned.

Under the plans the slide would be made out of timber and have a stainless steel surface for sliding down. It would be 28 metres long.

However Cornwall Council planners have stated that the proposed changes can not be accepted under a simple amendment. It means that a new planning application will have to be submitted.

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CGI of the planned giant slide for the Eden Project

In outlining their decision the council stated: “The proposed alteration in the design is not considered inconsequential in relation to the original planning permission.

"In addition, given the scale of the revision proposed under this amendment, officers are concerned that the interests of any third party or body who participated in or were informed of the original decision could be disadvantaged as they have not been consulted on the revision proposed.

"Planning permission is therefore required for this development.”

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