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Lynton and Barnstaple - Extension plans

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Old Kent Biker, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Old Kent Biker

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    What is it with that landowner. I have been to many preserved railways and I wouldn't describe any of them as 'akin to a theme park' I'm surprised she doesn't want it to happen just so she can sell a tiny strip of land at an inflated price!
     
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    Mrs Grob is entitled to her opinions, obviously, but I'm sure the situation can be resolved satisfactorily, one way or another. :) The property was up for sale in 2005, although I don't know if they are still trying to sell.
     
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    Sloppy journalism though, simply repeated a story from some months ago and saying that Mrs Grob lives 'on the outskirts of Barnstaple;. I guess it depends how large you think outskirts are!!
     
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    Out of curiosity, is there a plan for the £16m required?
     
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    £4m a mile? Is that using private contractors?
     
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    Things are expensive in Devon. You ever bought a ticket on the Lynton & Barnstaple?:D
     
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    Apparently that figure includes land acquisition, buildings and additional rolling stock for the extension so it's not quite as simple as £4m per mile!


    Keith
     
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    Has the application been published yet?
     
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    I am sure that as soon as the applications have been 'published' a message will appear on http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk/

    In the meantime readers might like to explore the wealth of information which is held in the pages of that site!

    Mike
     
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    The planning applications should appear on the ENPA and NDDC planning websites as soon as the two authorities have made them available. Full details of the links to each application will be published on the L&B website as soon as possible.
     
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    I see there is a new bit of news about the planning applications on the 'members page' on the L&B website. It is dated 5 February.

    Mike
     
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    Also interesting news in the most recent members' newsletter about agreement with landowners for more track bed purchases. Details and appeal for funding awaited.
     
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    The photos which have appeared today on the Members Page of the L&BR website are certainly thought provoking!

    Mike
     
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    The L&BR online Members Page has been updated yet again today. It now includes links to the Planning Applications which have been submitted to Exmoor National Park Authority

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    See HERE on the ENPA website for the five separate applications. There's a lot of reading though!

    The NDDC applications will be along shortly... ;)
     
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    Full page article in Heritage Railway which dropped though the letter box this morning.
     
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    The remaining two applications, to North Devon Council are now online: refs 60675 and 60676 Several of the documents are duplicated across the different applications, but even so, there is still a lot to read! :)
     
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    A message from Keith Vingoe, Commercial & Marketing Manager at the L&B:

    If you want this to happen, here is how you can help.
    Our planning applications to extend the railway to Blackmoor Gate and Wistlandpound Reservoir are now completed and the two local authorities, Exmoor National Park and North Devon Council, have registered the applications and the public consultation period is open until 4th March 2016. The links are all up on the L&B's website.

    You can comment on-line or by e-mail or letter to each local authority. As each is a separate planning application and will be determined as such you will need to send an e-mail/letter for each separate application.

    Please ensure the word “support” appears in your responses.

    Please pass this on to anyone you know - via forums, email, pigeon etc

    Thank you all.

    KeithV
     
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    I think you have to state yr location on the form. I wonder that support from out of the area will carry the same weight as local support..
     

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