Plans to build a ‘high ropes’ adventure course at Sandham Gardens in Sandown have been scrapped in favour of a brand new ‘high nets’ attraction.
As previously reported by Isle of Wight Radio, proposals for a 13m high course were put forward – and endorsed by the Isle of Wight Council – last year.
However, Heritage Great Britain (GB) has now changed plans over structural concerns.
After visiting numerous installations across the country, the company says it found them to have ‘major structural deterioration in salt or coastal environment’.
Instead, Heritage GB is proposing building a treetop nets attraction worth between £700,000 and £850,000.
Four nets would be suspended high up between timber posts with a treehouse in the middle.
It could accommodate up to 400 people a day, and would require three to four staff members to ensure safety.
Proposals will now go to the Isle of Wight Council’s planning officers. If approved, the firm says it should take two months from design to delivery.
It is hoped the attraction will be open by the end of this summer season.