Plans for a zip wire at Honister Slate mine have been approved by planners.

The Lake District National Park Authority today backed the plans by seven votes to three.

Joe Weir, co-owner of Honister Slate Mine, said: “We are over the moon that the aerial flight has been approved, subject to conditions. It’s been a long process, we lodged the first proposal nearly a decade ago.

"I would like to commend the development control members as they clearly studied the proposal in depth and appreciated the benefits, not just for tourism but for industry and the wider community."