A zip wire business has gone bust after a top TV writer won his fight to stop hundreds of thrill seekers & # 39; past & # 39; to fight the windows of his house.
Doctor Who author Russell T Davies led the campaign against plans to rig a 360-meter-long wire outside his waterfront home.
City Zip Company wanted to launch £ 30-a-ticket thrill seekers off the 150ft high roof of St David & # 39; s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff – and land on & # 39; the other side of Cardiff Bay.
Doctor Who author Russell T Davies led the campaign against plans to rig a 360-meter-long wire outside his waterfront home. His home is located next to the St David & # 39; s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff. Pictured here is an actual zip cable from the hotel during a one-time event held in 2016
City Zip Company wanted to launch £ 30-a-ticket thrill seekers off the 150ft high roof of St David & # 39; s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff – and land on & # 39; the other side of Cardiff Bay – as depicted in this planning map
The plans were recommended for approval by the City Council, but the company rallied after protests from local residents.
Customers had already paid for £ 30 tickets for the zip wire ride, but they said they would only reimburse half of their costs – after the company filed for insolvency behind the scheme.
Doctor Who author Russell T Davies (pictured) led the campaign against plans to build a 360-meter-long wire outside its waterside
An email from insolvency practitioners said: & # 39; We have sent you email information from the directors of The City Zip Company Limited, to & # 39; have made your prepayments for the Cardiff 2020 event that is not going ahead and so you are an unsecured creditor of the company.
& # 39; D & # 39; will not be a full refund of & # 39; the money you did not pay, but rather, the directors made proposals for a voluntary arrangement of the company with its creditors, which allowed non-secured creditors to receive a dividend on them claim of about 50p in & # 39; e £, but this, per the terms of & # 39; proposals, will take several years to reach. & # 39;
Doctor Who writer Davies – who was also behind the BBC series Years and Years – was one of more than 60 neighbors in the plush high-rise apartment block to oppose the plans.
In a letter to & # 39; the council, he said & # 39; Noise is a problem, the footfall is a problem, the lights are a problem, the generator is a problem, the drones are a problem.
& # 39; My property will face a seven-day zip wire in & # 39; a week with 48 people per hour flying past my house and crying six months of the year. Do you joke? & # 39;
City Zip Company had already started selling tickets for the ride online – but has now withdrawn the plans. Pictured are the design plans for the zip wire
Pictured here is a mockery of what the zip wire over Cardiff Bay in Wales looked like
The planning application said the line would be open through the summer and weekends with private bookings available.
It said the route was & # 39; sensitive to ensure minimal impact on local views, heritage owners and nearby residents in & # 39; a neighborhood.
Mr Davies, 56, who brought the sci-fi series to Cardiff in 2005, filed a planning objection to the Cardiff City Council.
St David's Hotel and Spa where people are launched from the roof
He said, & # 39; One person who wrote for my windows would be a one-time event. It could even be fun! But 48 people per hour, 8 hours a day for 24 weeks equals a grand total of 64,512 events.
& # 39; That's 64, 512 events. Let me say it again. 64,512 people. Whisper past my flat. Screaming. While I'm at work.
& # 39; This is impossible. & # 39;
In 2012, Davies married his partner, Andrew Smith, after Smith was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He died in October 2018.
Fellow-screen writer Andrew Davies, best known for House of Cards and Bridget Jones & # 39; Diary, was also against & # 39; e thread.
He said, & # 39; My apartment is located on & # 39; the 8th floor in the nearest corner of St Davids Hotel overlooking the inner bay.
& # 39; I am a writer and I need peace and quiet for my work. This schedule would mean screaming idiots change 48 times in & # 39; hour for my apartment.
& # 39; The other main reason for having this apartment is to sit on the balcony and enjoy the calm and tranquil view of the bay. Some hope!
& # 39; I paid £ 350,000 for my apartment and this zipwire, if it goes through, it will render me worthless. & # 39;
City Zip Company had already started selling tickets for the ride online – but has now withdrawn the plans.
Customer Andrew Firth – who bought two tickets in May last year – said: "They brought out a few earthbird tickets for £ 25 and I bought two of those to take my wife there for our anniversary. & # 39;
The company said the Cardiff plans & # 39; the longest high flood zip line & # 39; would have been.
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