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Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development

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

  1. Meiriongwril

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    Julian, are you actually an L&B member (or indeed a WSRA member considering your irritating remarks about that situation)? If not, your continued pontifications about the railway are a tad wearisome. If your inside info comes from the railway, I'm sure they'll appreciate your breaking their confidence; if it comes from the planners then again breaking the planners confidence is perhaps even worse. If it's simply that you know how these things work from experience, then the comments are less than useful.
     
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    I would just like to say how much I do appreciate the amount of work, time and effort the Trustees, Company Directors and all the planning team have all put in so far, it is not all about getting up at 6 o'clock and getting a steam locomotive and train set ready for the day, there are so many behind the scene skills which are not always considered in rebuilding a heritage style railway.

    That said I would also like to thank those on the ground doing what they do to keep this railway open and basically anyone who has done anything towards the rebuilding of this railway, you know who you are. Thanks all:).
     
  3. Beckford

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    The sun shone at Woody Bay today showing it all at its best and I very much endorse Mr Lynbarn's remarks. I take my hat off to all those who are bringing this wonderful railway back to life.
     
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    Exmoor National Park Authority postpone decision on L&B's planning application until an unspecified meeting after a site visit on 13 May.
    :Morewaitingisrequired:
     
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    I have just received notification of the site visits on 13th May:
     

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    I thought they said that the application would be accepted/denied within six months, what was the date that it was submitted?
     
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    Oh you never believe that. The time taken to determine a contentious planning application is the proverbial piece of string.
     
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  8. Felix Holt

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    Generally positive reports from both ENPA and North Devon planning meetings on the members' part of the L&B website.
     
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    The ENPA Planning Meeting can be listened to in full, here (all 3 hours 9 minutes of it). If you're interested, it is worth a listen, as most of the meeting is devoted to the L&B applications, with an overview of the applications presented, followed by speeches by a number of objectors (including Mr. and Mrs. Grob), and then a response from L&B Director, Ian Cowling and Planning Advisor, James Shorten.

    Funny how only one of the objectors has a North Devon accent! I would also be interested to know who is heard sniggering (and why) at the suggestion of a shuttle bus from Woody Bay to Lynton. I also had no idea that the L&B was a miniature railway!
     
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    How did the ENPA site visit go yesterday?
     
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    Looks like the next Exmoor National Park Authority meeting will be on June 7th. Don't know if we are to expect any updates / decisions at that meeting.
     
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    It would be great if we did, but I suspect we are in for the long haul

    Colin
     
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    Word on the grapevine - so as usual take it with as much salt as you wish and believe it or not - is that it is being called in for a planning inquiry.

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    Is is that a good thing or bad thing? I'm a little confused as to what this could mean...
     
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    That's strange - I thought from this and other threads you gave the impression you thought you were quite well versed in legal matters...
     
  16. Felix Holt

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    Decision not expected until September or October we hear... :(
     
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    In a nutshell:
    • Several day (or week) public inquiry held where all interested parties are able to give their views
    • A planning inspector prepares a report from the inquiry, which recommends approval or refusal of the plans
    • The Secretary of State makes a final decision after the report
    Ultimately it means the decision would be taken out of the local planning authorities' hands - and probably not made this year. That is, of course, if the info I have had is correct and it is being called in.
     
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    Not entirely sure when I ever gave the impression I was experienced in legal matters such as this, because I can honestly say I'm not.

    Though I'm not entirely sure what it is your trying to state or imply either... care to clarify?
     
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    I think that MGP may have been confusing you with the ever present 'Julian'?
     
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    If this is the case, then it has to be bad news. It's also fairly puzzling. ENPA have the reinstatement of the railway in their long-term plan, the application by the L&B is to fulfill that intention. It must be one of the most comprehensive applications they've ever received, but it seems that a handful (a small handful) of nimbys has made them run scared to the cover of calling the application in. If one was of a suspicious mind, one might think that cronyism is at play here.... :(
     
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