THE CAMPAIGN against the proposed new treetop assault course does not show any sign of letting up.

Wildlife could suffer if the Go Ape site gets the go-ahead, according to Lower Itchen Fishery owner Lyndsey Farmiloe who fears it could harm both the area and her business.

The company has already changed its original plans to put the course at a different end of the country park after opposition from horse riders using a nearby bridleway.

Although no planning application has been submitted, the newly proposed location would run some 30 to 50 yards away from the river and the fishery.

Lyndsey fears noise levels could mean a loss of income for her 55-year-old family business, should the proposals get the go-ahead.

Owner and managing director of Lower Itchen Fishery, Lyndsey, said: “Fishermen come from all over the world to use our fishery.

They come for the peace and tranquillity, not to hear shouting and screaming from the trees.

“It’s an elevated position so the sound will travel, on a normal day you can hear kids on the playing fields and that’s further away.”

Go Ape proposes to stick with the new location for the park despite more protests from both the fishery and the Friends of Itchen Valley Country Park.

A spokeman for the company said: “Following a public consultation, we were made aware that some park users were concerned about the impact our course may have on horse riding along the bridleway.

We therefore decided to relocate the course to the north and west of High Hill Field.

“We are now confident that we have designed a course that will provide an unforgettable experience for our visitors and not conflict, but complement current facilities in the park.”