PROPOSALS for a high ropes adventure course at Chester Zoo were withdrawn.
Planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council were told the course, which it was hoped in particular would appeal to teenagers, had been drawn up for the middle of the main car park.
A statement suggested it would be used for both recreational and educational purposes mainly to provide a ‘healthy, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable family pursuit’. There would be an entry fee. It was argued the ropes would create a valuable recreational attraction for visitors to the zoo and for others in the area as well as providing a learning resource for schools, colleges and businesses.
It would use only ‘a very small part’ of the overflow car park and would operate for most of the year.
Local people would be employed as managers and instructors.
It could also become a popular spectator attraction, it was believed.
The council was later advised the application had been withdrawn.