Councillors to debate Exmouth wheel, one day before removal

PUBLISHED: 16:34 30 August 2017

Exmouth's big wheel. Ref exe 32 17TI 8903. Picture: Terry Ife

Exmouth's big wheel. Ref exe 32 17TI 8903. Picture: Terry Ife


District planners are to debate whether a 28-metre high wheel on Exmouth seafront should be allowed to stay – for around 24 hours.

The wheel, on East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Beach Gardens, had a 28-day temporary permission, but an application was then filed for an extension.

This would end on September 3, with removal by September 6 – however, it will not come before EDDC’s development management committee until September 5.

An EDDC spokesperson said: “We were very keen to give the public more time across the holidays to go for a ride.

“This entailed a planning approval for a couple of weeks’ extension. Rather than close the wheel down during the final week of the holidays, the attraction was allowed to remain particularly as officers were recommending that the wheel could stay.”

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