A NEW £2million adventure attraction is set to open in the UK – although plans were previously scrapped.
Zip World has announced plans for a 400 meter zipline at Tamar Trails in Devon.
The Alpine roller coaster would race through the treetops with passengers strapped in and attached to a long wire.
The plans were scrapped last year after it was revealed that 300 trees would have to be felled to build it.
However, according to the new application, only 36 trees would be felled and new forests would be planted to compensate.
The new attraction would be the latest addition to Zip World, which already has the world’s fastest zip line in Wales.
The newest zip line attraction would complement other activities at Tamar Trails, including the Tree Surfers high ropes adventure course.
Rob Kinchin-Smith, the project’s heritage consultant, said Local media: “There will be limited thinning of the plantation trees and the rails will be under the canopy of the trees so they are not visible from a distance.”
“Much of the ecology is on the forest floor and any loss of ecology will be negligible.”
“Plus there will only be one person on the zip line at a time, there won’t be tons of people screaming through the forest.”
And some locals are happy about the new plans.
Fleur Forer said: “As long as it does not have a negative impact on the environment or upset locals who are within earshot of the noise, noise pollution is a major problem.”
“If they can meet those criteria and it’s a truly safe place where everyone can feel comfortable, then their plans could work this time.”
No official opening dates or ticket prices have been announced.
Sun Online Travel has reached out to Zip World for further comment.
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