Special Events New Access to the Railway Timetable Tel: 01825 720825 You're on the Bluebell Railway web site
Click for Golden Arrow details Vistor Info What's New Shop Search the site FAQ Links Details for the enthusiast How you can join in or help us Contacts Navigate

Press Release


East Grinstead Station Planning Permission

January 2008

The Bluebell Railway were disapointed to be notified that Mid Sussex District Council planning officers had decided to recommend to the North area planning meeting, scheduled for 20 December, that our application for removal of planning condition 11, relating to the hours of operation at East Grinstead, be refused. This had not been expected and rather than risk an adverse decision, the application was withdrawn.

The project to re-connect the Bluebell Railway with the historic town of East Grinstead is both complex and expensive. A set back of this nature and at this late stage could have a serious impact on the project viability. It is therefore imperative to assess the implications carefully. The plan is to meet with local councilors and the planners in January to decide how best to proceed.

Note: Permission remains in place for a "stopping place" at East Grinstead as allowed for in the 1985 Planning Appeal decision from the Secretary of State.


      Latest Press Release

Earlier Press Releases:

Please note that only selected press releases appear on this web site. Others, timed and targeted for local press, radio and TV are sent out direct to intended recipients, and may not appear here.

splash


Bluebell Home Page, to the Timetable or to Special Events
Visitor Info. - Museum - Trust - Catering - Contacts - What's New - Extension - Locos - Carriages & Wagons - Signals - History - Other - Links - Search the site - FAQ
Why not become a BRPS Member?     -     Get more involved as a Volunteer

Your ideal Film/TV location?


Valid HTML 3.2! Page created 8 January 2008 by Richard Salmon with material supplied by the Bluebell's Press Officer, Avril Gaynor
© Copyright, credits and disclaimer.