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Massive thanks to LDC

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On 20 Oct 2015 at 5:25pm Mark wrote:
for slapping a Court Order on Network Rail. Stick that up your .... Mr Knight.
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On 20 Oct 2015 at 5:58pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Good one.
What has the court ordered Network Rail to do (or possibly not do)?
 
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On 20 Oct 2015 at 6:24pm ar10642 wrote:
Is there some more news?
Last I saw was this: Network Rail plans to remove the gates over the weekend of 24-25 October and store them safely "until a long-term solution has been determined with full consent from the local authority".
The road is to re-open mid November with automatic barriers, with the original gates stored pending the outcome of the negotiations with LDC.

Check it out here »
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On 20 Oct 2015 at 6:41pm Mark wrote:
to paraphrase, it says, do not touch or remove otherwise punishable by prison. Valid until 4th November.
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On 20 Oct 2015 at 6:54pm Selfish Git wrote:
Wish someone would slap a court order on LDC over Buckle Car park, Ham rd tip, the Phoenix estate, etc etc
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On 20 Oct 2015 at 7:08pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
That's only a couple of weeks away. Will NR's appeal have been decided by then?
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On 20 Oct 2015 at 7:21pm Mark wrote:
Not sure how long the appeal process takes. Personally, I'm fairly neutral regarding the gates, however, it is Network Rail's flagrant breach of process, arrogance and lies that has bothered me. I am sure they will find a way of winning the appeal (cosy deal between respective Secretaries of State) but for the moment I am overjoyed.
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On 20 Oct 2015 at 7:32pm Modern times wrote:
LDC the ones that tried to stop the Brighton Stadium ? Bloody Farcical . I'm really glad I live in Wealden .PS another link that doesn't work
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On 20 Oct 2015 at 8:00pm ar10642 wrote:
Where have you seen this news? Has a notice been placed on the gates? The forum has truncated the link I posted. If you go to BBC news and search for "Plumpton" it's the first result, dated 17th October.
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On 20 Oct 2015 at 8:18pm ar10642 wrote:
Just seen on Twitter, injunction placed on gates. I doubt this crossing will be opened to traffic for a very long time now.
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On 20 Oct 2015 at 8:20pm Mark wrote:
Notice is posted both sides of the crossing. The Network Rail Security Sheriffs are still there. What a thankless task that must be. 24/7 working out of the back of a 4x4.
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On 20 Oct 2015 at 8:24pm Pete wrote:
I heard Network Rail convinced the Unions to not operate gates - sound plausible?
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On 21 Oct 2015 at 7:50am Sussex Jim wrote:
Notwork Rail should pay compensation to LDC for not waiting until the planning permission was finally approved. The money should be used to reduce the Council Tax in Plumpton for a temporary period, to reimburse residents for the current inconvenience.
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On 21 Oct 2015 at 8:09am Mark wrote:
I fear the euphoria will be shortlived - Network Rail to challenge the Court Order? Maybe it was served too soon.
 
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On 21 Oct 2015 at 1:04pm David and Goliath? wrote:
Obvious who is who. But in the original story David had God ( and right ) on his side, and wasn't a small minded person with access to a pot of money that wasn't his.
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On 21 Oct 2015 at 2:39pm Belladonna wrote:
I wonder what would happen if road users had blocked the railway? Fairly certain there would have been a very quick response from Network Rail!!!
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On 21 Oct 2015 at 4:50pm Mark wrote:
It is the lies and arrogance of Network Rail right up through the management chain that is hardest to swallow.


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