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Rocke



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:04 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Apparently those nice people at the NRW have now agreed that they won't ask the WG to look at the situation.

So, no delay now then.  Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might as well bump this thread.

Looks like it is going the way some with vision and foresight thought
ie. just like Corby and its Disneyworld-style development did.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-26519177

Looks like Aber will get its rail link before EV gets its motor circuit.

I wonder what the developers (and Labour HQ) thought when they saw Cllr McCarthy give a performance that even lowered the standard set by Des Hillman during his interview after Labour's Education stormtroopers were hustled in.

(Just over 9 hours before nEddie Smith joins the fray, unless she's got time off for Easter).
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest update Courtesy of Cllr McCarthy

www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11157481.display/?ref=fbsend
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PHEW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For a minute I thought Abertillery town centre was being included, given the demolition.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:50 am    Post subject: Circuit for Wales put on hold Reply with quote

Seems the wildlife have taken Hedley's advice on the BBC and flew away.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are blasting their way through it believe it or not.
Apparently the rocks are so large and hard (I can understand that nEddie  Wink ) that it's cost effective to use explosives.

I was in someone's house when they set one off.
The house shook, like an earthquake must be like.

Apparently the lawyers are queuing up to sue on behalf of owners.
Now, some of the houses up there are worth a lot of money, and of course there's a lot of houses.

How much will the aggregated compensation be for that I wonder?

The circuit doesn't get built, the company goes out of business and the people with wrecked homes don't get any compensation.

No, not a harbinger of doom and gloom but a realist.
Ironic really, the only ones being taken for a ride are councillors.

Don't forget, when this lot boils over EV will still be one of the Labour WG's Enterprise areas.

Stinks. Absolutely stinks.

Oh - and if BGCBC comes up with some cash to chuck in there I wonder if any of it will be Aber Regen money that's been diverted by fair means or foul (or should that be 'fowl' in view of Brainless' statements?)

A lot of chickens have been counted here, by a lot of chickens who are afraid to voice concerns.
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Rocke:22337"]Apparently the lawyers are queuing up to sue on behalf of owners.
Now, some of the houses up there are worth a lot of money, and of course there's a lot of houses.

How much will the aggregated compensation be for that I wonder?

The circuit doesn't get built, the company goes out of business and the people with wrecked homes don't get any compensation.)))

That's not strictly true, you must be using a politician's research methods, look up public liability insurance and think of the number of people with mesothelioma who have had payouts 50 years down the line.
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="john gibbs:22452"]
Rocke wrote:
Apparently the lawyers are queuing up to sue on behalf of owners.
Now, some of the houses up there are worth a lot of money, and of course there's a lot of houses.

How much will the aggregated compensation be for that I wonder?

The circuit doesn't get built, the company goes out of business and the people with wrecked homes don't get any compensation.)))

That's not strictly true, you must be using a politician's research methods, look up public liability insurance and think of the number of people with mesothelioma who have had payouts 50 years down the line.


Sorry John.
I'm simply saying what a resident (of a house built about 7 years ago) told me when I was there and a blasting was done.
Everyone in the area has had ambulance-chaser type letters. It seems that there's a one-year wait before any action can be commenced for some reason.

I'm not specifically being a harbinger of doom and gloom. What I'm shouting is that if anything goes wrong then before it goes wrong other things would happen, and I'm saying that those signs need to be watched for.
This company has had 2 Million - simply to make a feasibility study.
Now is it saying 'give us 30 million and we'll be able to confirm that our feasibility study is right'?
And after that's gone will it say 'our 30 million study has revealed that we need to up the budget by 20 million in order to make it viable, given geological, geographical and infrastructure issues that have been highlighted'?

Admittedly this next comment is political, but it is pertinent.
Ebbw Vale to Cardiff rail link. How much was that going to cost?
What budget did it have?
And still it fell 1.5 miles short and will be having another few million thrown in.    

Oh - and I'm currently travelling from Llanhilleth to Cardiff by train.
Via Newport and a connecting service.

And who said (and who believed) it couldn't be done ??????????

The (my) BIG concern is that just like Aber's rail link (well, the money for it anyway) has been diverted to make up for the failure to deliver EV's intended one then money used for this venture will be money that other future projects in BG will be deprived of.

Regrettably this council is too naive to see it, and councillors certainly don't have the vision or balls to speak out now, and put safeguards in place.

Remember the council's subsidised bus service to ensure both EV and Aber residents could get to the parkways?
Just as blinkered an approach then - never safeguarded it until the lines came did they?

And this could be the same.
After all, it won't be BG after 2017 will it?


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