Council in West Somerset Railway sale u-turn

Somerset County Gazette: Council in West Somerset Railway sale u-turn Council in West Somerset Railway sale u-turn

PLANS to sell the freehold of the West Somerset Railway have been shelved, Somerset County Council said today (May 20).

The u-turn follows a formal process which saw two bids submitted to buy the tourist attraction's freehold.

In a statement, the authority said: "The proposals came from local groups, the West Somerset Railway Association and the West Somerset Railway PLC.

"Since they were submitted a week ago, they have been assessed by council officers who have now concluded that neither proposal fully met all the criteria required.

"A decision will be published to confirm that based on this evaluation neither proposal will be taken forward."

 

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12:31pm Tue 20 May 14

swjoduk says...

Hopefully this will mean that it remains open, would hate to see it closed due to cost savings at any point in the future.
Hopefully this will mean that it remains open, would hate to see it closed due to cost savings at any point in the future. swjoduk
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9:17pm Sat 31 May 14

Lulu2011 says...

Common sense has prevailed
Common sense has prevailed Lulu2011
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