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Honister zipwire rejected

Controversial plans to build a zipwire near the Honister Slatemine in the Lake District have been rejected.

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Views in favour of Honister Zipwire heard

People in favour of Zipwire application are now having their say at the meeting.

First up is Jan Wilkinson, one of the Directors of Honister Slate Mine and partner of Mark Weir.

He was the owner of the Mine and it was his idea to build the Zipwire.

He died in a helicopter crash in March 2011.

She told the Committee:

"Tourism (in the Lake District) needs to up its game and give it a stronger international profile. We need adventure."

– Jan Wilkinson, Director, Honister Slate Mine

Mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington who has lived in the Lakes for 45 years told the Committee:

"I do hope you will allow this exciting and innovative experience to happen."

– Sir Chris Bonington

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