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Lynton and Barnstaple - Extension plans

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

  1. Robin Moira White

    Robin Moira White Resident of Nat Pres

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    Thanks for that. I wonder if David Grob realises the overall effect of his ‘unrestrained’ 3 pages?

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    Stone the crows! Who'd be a planning officer? @brmp201 great to see all the relevant documentation and responses laid out. Cheers for the link.
     
  3. Felix Holt

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    It appears there is no ENPA meeting in January (despite what it says on their website). So Feb or March will be possibles ....
     
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    I can only find the one by Foot Ansley for Mrs Grob, which raises a few interesting points, mainly the fact that their client owns a good chunk of trackbed? This is suprising, especially as the L&B said they were negotiating for the purchase of the remaining land, or already had it, so I presume this a recent purchase. Hopefully a judgement will be made on this soon by the EPNA so a start can be made on obtaining a Transport and Works order.
     
  5. Felix Holt

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    No, that stretch of land has belonged to that farm for quite a while. I think the L&B has only said it's negotiating for the remaining land needed. Clearly this less than a mile stretch is going to be problematic. Having said that, the current owners expressed a keenness to move away from Parracombe some years ago, so are not wedded to the area. After all, aurum potesta est...?
     
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    Again from Foot Anstey come these vague allegations of "bullying", "mysogeny", etc. Much in the manner of tabloid journalism, these come from sources unknown, and are so far unsubstantiated. As such, they comprise a slur on the Railway's conduct.
    It is about time these slurs were either fleshed out in detail by the objectors to enable the Railway to counter these claims, or withdrawn from the public forum altogether.
    Are there any of the legal profession present who would care to comment on libel laws?
     
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    I'm not a lawyer, but pursuing them in any sort of Libel would likely prove counterproductive for everyone involved.
     
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    No, I'm sure. But not what I was asking.-Should anyone be free to spout what they want on a public forum with impunity?
    When they represent a legal body?
     
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    If you mean the letter from Foot Anstey I’d say they’re representing their client and, as solicitors, probably have a better idea than you or I how far they could go without risking libel. Their letter simply reports “there have been allegations of bullying, misogyny” etc. without giving any details or commenting on the truthfulness or otherwise of these allegations. Pretty weak stuff barely worth mentioning, in my opinion. Their arguments about ENPA’s Local Plan and Grampian conditions are possibly of greater concern.
     
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    Nor I, though I must respectfully disagree. For those learned types who practice it, costly litigation isn't in the least counterproductive.
     
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    Delighted to. My clerk will be in the office from 08:30 tomorrow to discuss fees for that. His number is 0207 269 03......

    Robin
     
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    And who said irony was dead?!
     
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    Ironing most certainly isn't dead, I have just spent the past 40 minutes pressing my shirts for the week ahead.....

    Cheers,

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    I'm very lucky- as a newlywed, I was banned from the ironing board, due to being too slow and cackhanded! I can do it, just not well enough to suit the boss.
     
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    Usual male tactic of being so useless that you aren't expected to do a chore you don't want to be lumbered with!
     
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    The trick is to look like you're really trying hard.
     
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    Now who was it that said the railway enthusiasts linked to the L&B were misogynistic - just saying . . . .:eek:
    (See post 1026 above)
     
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    Apropos of nothing, just wanted to share this beautiful image of Woody Bay in wintertime:
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    What a magical place it is.
     
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  19. Felix Holt

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    I've had confirmation from ENPA that the railway's application will NOT be considered in their February meeting with no indication of when it will be... :(
     
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    Doesn't really seem as if the ENPA are very keen, probably still be waiting next year at this rate!
     

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