Cardiff Bay Skyflyer decision delayed

June 9, 2011 2 Comments »
Cardiff Bay Skyflyer decision delayed

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A decision on the future of a controversial blimp attraction has been delayed.

Cardiff council’s planning committee was due to vote on the planning application for the Cardiff Skyflyer yesterday.

But they agreed to instead make a site visit to Cardiff Barrage on July 4. It means no decision will be taken until the next committee meeting on July 30.

As previously reported, residents in Penarth Marina are fighting the proposal to fly the 100ft long balloon off the barrage.

Operators Lindstrand Aeroplatforms want to take visitors on 15 minute flights offering bird’s eye-views of the city.

Cardiff South and Penarth MP Alun Michael, local AM Vaughan Gething and Penarth Town Council have all objected to the scheme.

Cardiff council planning officers, however, have recommended it for approval.

What do you think about the plan for a skyflyer? Let us know your views in the comments below

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  1. @stlemur June 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Keep an eye on this one. A year and a half ago, anti-incineration campaigners in Cardiff thought we'd won when the Council deferred its planning decision on the Splott incinerator.

    It turned out the Council simply snuck it back on the agenda a few months later with minor changes and granted planning permission when nobody was looking.

  2. Nathan Collins June 10, 2011 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Worst planning application ever – if this does get built I hope that somebody shoots it down or cuts its tethers during the night so it flies away.

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