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    Default Re: Wallasea Jetty

    It's connected by road as well.

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    Default Re: Wallasea Jetty

    Sort of, I assume there is a good reason pretty much everything on the Crouch is on the North shore.
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    Default Re: Wallasea Jetty

    I wonder whether it is being removed because there is now little likelihood of the north-south cross London line being built because of the delays and expense of Crossrail, HS2, and the desperately needed cross Pennines upgrade.

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    Default Re: Wallasea Jetty

    I suspect there is plenty of 'competition' for the material - for example the arising for the Northern Line extension works went by barge to a former landfill site near Rainham.
    Substance over style

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Grebe View Post
    I suspect there is plenty of 'competition' for the material - for example the arising for the Northern Line extension works went by barge to a former landfill site near Rainham.
    That is the crux of the matter

    How they originally got the deal for the Crossrail spoil is anybody's guess but they didn't get as much as expected because somebody at Crossrail realised that any inert material suitable for landfill capping is a marketable commodity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bru View Post
    That is the crux of the matter

    How they originally got the deal for the Crossrail spoil is anybody's guess but they didn't get as much as expected because somebody at Crossrail realised that any inert material suitable for landfill capping is a marketable commodity
    I went to a public meeting before the scheme started, and asked how much landfill tax they would be paying. The RSPB man said he didn't think tax would be payable. It would have been nice to know for sure.

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    Lets be honest about it. The thing is a theme park for anoraks with binoculars to look at birds instead of train spotting.
    It took huge areaas of the best agricultural land out of use. No one but the RSPB could get planning pemission to destroy such huge areas of productive land for a hobby.

    And now it isn’t even completed. So for all the fuss and having an "artist in residence" etc, it doesn’t even do what it says on the tin.
    Life is too short to drink bad wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Lets be honest about it. The thing is a theme park for anoraks with binoculars to look at birds instead of train spotting.
    It took huge areaas of the best agricultural land out of use. No one but the RSPB could get planning pemission to destroy such huge areas of productive land for a hobby.

    And now it isn’t even completed. So for all the fuss and having an "artist in residence" etc, it doesn’t even do what it says on the tin.

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    Default Re: Wallasea Jetty

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Lets be honest about it. The thing is a theme park for anoraks with binoculars to look at birds instead of train spotting.
    It took huge areaas of the best agricultural land out of use. No one but the RSPB could get planning pemission to destroy such huge areas of productive land for a hobby.

    And now it isn’t even completed. So for all the fuss and having an "artist in residence" etc, it doesn’t even do what it says on the tin.
    For once, we're in total agreement!

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    Default Re: Wallasea Jetty

    Apart from the fact that the claim that it was "the best agricultural land" turned out to be not entirely accurate when it was last made on this forum?
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