You told us what you think of the Liverpool zip wire plan

Hundreds of people have responded to our survey to give their views about a controversial zip wire set to be erected in Liverpool City Centre.

The city council's planning department have given the green light to the 450ft Zip World attraction, which aims to take thrillseekers from the top of the Radio City Tower – also known as St John's Beacon – to the roof of Liverpool's famous Central Library.

But opponents complain that the proposed attraction will disturb people in the historic St John's Gardens.

So we asked you what you thought and you got back to us in your droves.

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And the results were pretty one-sided in objection to the controversial plan.

Initially we asked the simple question of whether people agree with the plan for the new city centre zip wire.

Of the 789 people who responded, a whopping 565 said no – a total of 72% of the vote.

There were 210 people – 27% – who said they firmly did agree with the plan, while just 14 people (2%) answered to say that they didn't know.

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The next response was even more one sided.

We asked if people were planning to go on the zip wire once its built and 606 people – or 72% – said they would not be having a go.

Just 154 respondents said they are planning to take a ride in the sky from St John's Beacon to the roof of the library – while 29 people are yet to make up their mind.

We asked people what they thought of the city centre zip-wire plan

Finally we asked people if they felt that enough has been done to involve local people in the decision making process regarding the zip wire.

Again it went one way, with 583 people (73%) answering no to this and only 114 (14%) saying yes – while 97 people said they didn't know.

The zip wire may not be winning over Liverpool ECHO readers but it has secured the backing of Liverpool Invictus games double gold medalist Andy Grant.

The ex Royal Marine, who lost his leg in Afghanistan, has taken on an ambassadorial role for the project and is also helping to recruit 30 armed forces veterans to work at the attraction when it opens.

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He said: “I am excited to be helping Zip World who have brilliantly committed to recruiting veterans. I am looking for men and women who have often struggled to find employment after life in the services, and particularly those who have been injured or affected by the loss of limbs in conflict. I want them to be the people running this exciting new attraction.

“There will be nothing better than having veterans working 138 meters above ground level, at one of Liverpool’s most recognisable landmarks, proving that nothing should ever be a barrier to working in some of the most challenging environments."

Zip World bosses believe the attraction could bring 300,000 visitors to Liverpool City Centre every year.

A representative at the council meeting which gave the plan a green light said: "The sound of St John's Gardens has always been the sound of the city itself.

"That sound has always been the backdrop whether that be horses and carts, trams or traffic."

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