Plans unveiled for Ferris Wheel at Princes Park

Plans unveiled for Ferris Wheel at Princes Park

by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

PLANS have been unveiled to install a Ferris Wheel and small bistro/cafe at the edge of Princes Park in Southport.

The applicant, Pleasureland owner Norman Wallis, has submitted a planning application on the site of a redundant public convenience, described as ‘derelict and a blight’ which would be demolished.

This would make way for the Ferris Wheel, which would be on a base which would host a bistro/cafe – and in a quirky twist, the miniature railway would pass through a tunnel underneath!

Plans, submitted with the temporary three year application, to Sefton Council’s planning committee state: “The wheel will be located alongside the existing path to the south east of Princes Park on the grass. This is an indistinct piece of land at the edge of Princes Park and raised above the miniature railway and Marine Lake edge path to the east.

“The wheel base sits on the ground without the need for excavation. The base will be extended to oversail the miniature railway to provide a platform for a small bistro/ café and create a tunnel for the train to pass through. The bistro will have panoramic views across Marine Lake. The location of the wheel will provide spectacular views through 360º, to the beach to the west and over the lake and Southport to the east.” The consultation on the application is running until August.

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