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Tony Godel, co-ordinator of the Stop the Wheel campaign, with fellow protesters outside the Town Hall on Tuesday before Stratford Town Council agreed to oppose the big wheel. Photo: Mark Williamson (T7/3/16/5)
Tony Godel, co-ordinator of the Stop the Wheel campaign, with fellow protesters outside the Town Hall on Tuesday before Stratford Town Council agreed to oppose the big wheel. Photo: Mark Williamson (T7/3/16/5)

STRATFORD Town Council has voted unanimously against a proposal to put a big wheel on Stratford-upon-Avon Recreation Ground.

The vote was greeted by loud applause from the 40 or so protestors to the wheel and members of the public who crammed into the town hall on Tuesday evening to attend the council's planning and consultative committee meeting.

How the wheel will look in Stratford-upon-Avon.
How the wheel will look in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Councillors listed a number of concerns about the big wheel namely its actual height which was not made clear in the original application - 32, 34, 35 or 36 metres; 12 hour operation and the invasion of privacy on nearby residential areas that would have; the impact on heritage assets in the area; the level of illumination, and, the associated queuing and congestion caused by people visiting the site.

No member of the public attending the meeting came forward to show their support for the big wheel.

The town council proposal to vote against the wheel has now been sent to Stratford District Council.

The man behind the wheel attends public meeting, click here for more.



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