The World Wheel Company behind The Giants of the North Theme Park and The Whey Eye Wheel on Spillers’ Quay has now submitted this planning application to Newcastle City Council.  You have an opportunity to comment before FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER 2020.

Reference: 2019/0762/01/ADV

Site location: Newcastle City Council, Land Between Ouseburn Watersports Centre and Tyne Mill Quayside

Proposal: Proposed digital media screen incorporated within the glazed facade of the Wheel Terminus Building

You can look at the application, plans and other submitted documents on the Council’s website at or by visiting the City Library, First Floor, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX between 10am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  If you would like to discuss the application you should email the case officer Jill Young,

You can make comments online at or in writing to Development Management, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH. Please quote reference 2019/0762/01/ADV.

What issues are relevant to the planning decision?

The City Council can only take land use planning issues into account when it makes a decision on the application.  These will vary depending on the proposal and the site circumstances, but may include:

  • The council’s planning policies
  • Central government planning policies
  • The size, appearance, layout and density of the proposed development
  • Daylight, sunlight and overshadowing
  • Overlooking or loss of privacy
  • Means of access, parking, servicing, traffic generation, highway safety
  • Impact on landscape and ecological habitats
  • Effect on listed buildings, conservation areas and archaeology
  • Noise and disturbance
  • Air quality and odours
  • Contamination
  • Flood risk
  • Renewable energy, sustainability of proposed development
  • Crime prevention and community safety


The following issues are not usually relevant to the planning decision:


  • Private property matters such as boundary and access disputes, rights to light, restrictive covenants, capacity of private drains, damage to property during construction
  • Effects on property value
  • Trade competition
  • Loss of view
  • Building Regulations such as safety and fire prevention and matters covered by other laws such as alcohol and gaming licences
  • The applicant’s personal conduct, history or motives.