A number of useful – and scandalously revealing – documents are available on the Council’s website. They are linked to here, along with some press coverage.
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- An image of the wheel, in its original place in South Africa, as reported in the Brighton Argus newspaper:
- The planning application itself on the Council’s website (click the “documents” button on that page for the list of documents in the planning application, including drawings):
- A video of the Council meeting in April 2011 at which planning sailed through (relevant sections about ⅔ of the way through):
- The Council’s written agenda for the above meeting:
- In the above Council meeting agenda is a link to a PDF file where the application is described as “minor”. The wheel application begins on page 113. Page 116, section 12, shows that the wheel must not start operating until the lighting design has been approved — which has not yet happened! Here is a direct link to that useful document:
- The Regency Society’s objections to the wheel, reported in the Brighton Argus newspaper:
- “Previous failures for Brighton wheel boss” — a director of the developer has already been involved in three leisure company failures! What would be the chances of ever dismantling the wheel if the company disappeared? More from the Brighton Argus newspaper:
- Meridian TV’s local news feature on the wheel, including objections from local people:
- An earlier (November 2010) Council press release regarding the way the wheel has crept along the seafront, from outside the Metropole (who objected) to Hove (where people objected) to Kemptown (where people are objecting but the Metropole now supports!):
- Misleading misinformation from the BBC, who made a mistake that the Council have also made several times in official documents, in claiming that the new wheel was the “Brighton O” — an architecturally far superior spokeless wheel, which would have had far less impact on views but has in truth been cancelled: