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Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development

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

  1. Flying Phil

    Flying Phil Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Chris D for your detailed replies. It would be interesting to know roughly how many people (in addition to me ;)) have joined the L & BR recently as a result of the BF purchase/publicity. Also, will there be any more track laying along the extension route, on trackbed already owned, before the TWAO is finalised?
     
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    Welcome to the organisation.

    Regarding your membership question, only the Membership Secretary will be able to answer the question you ask.

    As for tracklaying, certainly not between Killington Lane and Blackmoor. However, between Blackmoor and Wistlandpound, I wouldn't be surprised to see some further construction work, but not track laying. Track laying is one of the last tasks undertaken.
     
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    Indeed, we need to be very clear on this - in accordance with the planning conditions for the land within EPNA (essentially north of the road bridge at Blackmoor IIRC) - there can be NO construction work until AIUI the Trust/CIC can demonstrate that (a) it owns, or has the means to acquire, all the necessary land and (b) it has, or is in the process of obtaining, all the fund needed to complete the work.

    Clearance work necessary to do the survey work necessary to produce the plans necessary for the TWAO application are a different matter.
     
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  5. Robin Moira White

    Robin Moira White Nat Pres stalwart

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    It is ‘politically’ not wise to do this before obtaining a T&WAO as it can be seen as pre-judging the issue or assuming an outcome.

    Robin
     
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    Richy, are you aware of the work undertaken by the L&B Essex Group? They are based at the L&B Carriage workshops at Fridaywood Farm, Colchester, and have rebuilt all five of the current passenger fleet, as well as several other projects, and always welcome new volunteers (Covid permitting) ... see https://www.lynton-rail.org.uk/page/heritage-carriages-project and https://www.lynton-rail.org.uk/trust/groups/east-group
     
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    Thanks Old Kent Biker for the info. I won’t have any spare time really until retirement, which is still probably some 8 years away. At that point I hope to retire to North Devon. I’m more interested in track clearing and maintenance etc compared to helping with the trains/carriages themselves.
     
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    Thank you Chris, RailWest and Robin for the further information re T&WAO factors. It is fascinating to be able to follow the growth of the L & B.
     
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    Excellent - read the document with great interest. Makes the plans over the next few months very clear and will help explain some of the recent activity between Blackmoor Gate and Killington Lane. I wish them well with the TWAO - will be writing to support this when the time is right - it would be useful for the Trust to issue some guidence for those who wish to comment in support.
     
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    Very good to keep the local community informed and hopefully, become positively involved.
     
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    Fantastic, great to have an update on the TWAO and trackbed. Fingers crossed!
     
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    It was very good to receive an e mailed newsletter from/for the "Friends of Bratton Fleming", giving the latest situation. They are certainly on the ball with their PR communications.
     
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    Is that sent to L&B members, EA members or donors to the appeal?

    Keith
     
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    I think it must have been sent to those who are "Friends" who have invested in one or more £500 slots. The rest of us will just have to be patient for news.
     
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    I wonder what is happening to the re-submitted Planning Application for the Station at Blackmoor Gate. The NDDC website shows 'Committee Report Beng Prepared' but it is not on the Agenda for the August Planning Meeting.
     
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    Generally, how long does it take from being under offer, to the sale going through and exchanging of contracts? , I'm assuming the funds are now in place to purchase Long Acre, and to settle all fees and charges in doing so?
     
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