The zip-wire would run from the crags on the left of the picture. Photo: Alan  Faulkner CC-BY-ND-2.0

The zip-wire would run from the crags on the left of the picture. Photo: Alan Faulkner CC-BY-ND-2.0

The date to consider proposals for the building of a zip-wire on a Lake District mountain has been put back.

Mark Weir’s plans for the zip-wire tourist attraction on Fleetwith Pike were due to come before the Lake District National Park Authority’s development control committee on 1 September.

The plans involve a 1.2km wire from a crag on the 648m (2,126ft) mountain to Honister Slate Mine, owned by Mr Weir, 300m (985ft) below.

Both the Friends of the Lake District and the British Mountaineering Council have objected to the proposals.

But the national park authority announced the plans will now be considered on 6 October.

A spokesperson said: “This is a complex and detailed planning application and more time is needed to assess the possible impact on the landscape by the proposed development.”

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