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JollyRodger
Mar-11-2019 @ 2:34 PM                           Permalink
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https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/acle-bridge-visitor-centre-costs-soar-1-5930029

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All wrong.... place and costs

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From the EDP story, "But a report leaked to this newspaper reveals some serious challenges."

I wonder if that is the same report, which I have seen, that suggests that unless the adjacent field is also acquired the project will be financially unviable. The value of that piece of land might suddenly rocket!

I understand a recent FoI request was submitted about this scheme (info from FB) and the request was denied. If the report contains such explosive information as this, I'm not surprised the BA don't want us to know about it.

Whatever happened to 'transparency'? Perhaps JP could enlighten us.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
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It concerns me greatly that members have yet to agree a budget and also that members really do appears to have lost control of Dr Packmans ambitions.

Jolly Rodger

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Sorry to All cause we that is the Royal We meaning me are probably going to bore you but I have to get this off me chest.
It has been proven in parliament that The Broads is not a national park because it is a navigation.
If this monster is built it is an attempt to turn it into a theme park enticing people in by road for a quick visit just to crown the glory of those that dreamt up the idea and increase their status.
Everybody that we know, LOVE the Broads and Broadland because they have discovered it themselves at their own pace and not having it thrust at them by a huge propaganda statement.
It makes it a personal experience.  These include businesses, boaters, campers,ourselves and inhabitants some are local and some are imports but all seem to share the same values because the Broads have come to them naturally.
We all just need gentle places to sit, walk, cycle and moor to appreciate this information and ambience rather than a throw it at you commercial venture that none of us can afford.
Sorry in advance for rambling on but its off me chest now.
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Marge and Parge

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Talk about a Folly!

Marge and Parge I agree with your comments. The Broads doesn't need this!

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Marge and Parge I too agree with what you have just said. Also unless this visitor centre is to be a constant drain on the tax and toll payer then it will need to be able to sustain itself. It appears that it will be a gift shop and cafe like whats at Whitlingham. On top of that there will be a car park which I expect will be charged for. You can't really charge for car parking but not for mooring so will we lose a 24hr mooring? Charge at one 24hr mooring then will they then charge at another? JP we need answers.

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Says it all !
"Lana Hempsall, who represents Broadland Council on the Authority, added: “This building in its current form has never come in front of members for formal approval nor have members formally approved or voted on a budget but the chief executive is pressing ahead regardless.”

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One wonders, if this hasn't been put to Authority members, just who in the Authority has seen this report? Just the CEO? When will it be put to the members for consideration? JP is very conspicuous by his absence.

There is, I understand, a proposal that a mooring charge of £1.50 - £3 be made, as there is already a charge made for mooring on the other side of the river. That is rather a dangerous precedent to set.



"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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The purchase of the Acle site was financed with tolls money on the pretext that it was to provide free 24hr moorings. If the moorings are to be charged for in order to finance this debacle then it can only be right and proper that the purchase price be returned to the tolls account. The income from the sale of the old field base at Ludham is also navigation money but seemingly that has been set aside for Acle. Questions need to be answered.

Jolly Rodger

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