Plans have been tabled to build a 460ft tall Big Wheel near my house.
About a quarter of a mile away.
Opinions are divided.
Whilst I support the scheme, many residents and local businesses don’t.
I like what I see when I take a look at Salford Quays and what some of Liverpool has done.
It is, if managed properly and if the dots are joined, good for business.
Neat, smart ideas implemented – largely – quite well.
Newcastle is a nice place.
The quayside is, genuinely, beautiful.
Especially when viewed from The Free Trade Inn.
And this development along with other plans that are floating about – a £200m conferencing facility for Gateshead Quays for example – are good things.
I think that Newcastle and Gateshead get a lot wrong when they market themselves as a region/destination.
Are they they really going to call this wheel the ‘Whey Aye’ if it gets approved?
I hope not.
It’s a balance.
Yes; we’re a great party town but we also have – predominantly in Gateshead it should be noted – some great buildings and attractions.
The Angel of the North.
There is a great degree of sophistication and quality.
Anyhow, here’s an animation if you’d like to have a look.
Apologies that our local paper The Evening Chronicle think it’s OK to have a website that is a based stylistically on ‘Chat Magazine’.
Another bad thing for this excellent region – the biggest regional newspaper’s website awash with crappy adverts and silly clickbait.
Nevertheless, here we go: