/ Portland Holiday park, camp site and climbing centre planned
I wouldn't say anti-climbers, more pro-making some money out of the holes they've left behind!
I've googled this but I don't know what the Coastal strip campaign was; could you enlighten us?
Stone Firms registered plans to utilise their ages-old mineral rights on the coastal strip by NeddyFields/Godnor/Cave Hole.
The quarrying would have dug-up that whole stretch of fields over the next xx years. Stone Firms did say that the cliffs wouldn't be affected (though I think we'd have lost Neddyfields bouldering), though locals had doubts that this would be the case. It was also suspected that this was a ruse to force English Nature/Natural England or the National Trust to buy the land and mineral rights off them to prevent quarrying taking place. They were after about £10m iirc.
It's all gone quiet now though... this kicked-off several years ago.
True, but that was before he was going to make any sort of income from them :o)
Not sure of their timescale or whether they have the financial backing they would need, but with the changes at Southwell some of the facilities they are looking to provide it could be good for the island, and a good use of a dirty great hole in the ground. If you want to know more speak to mick Cooke as he has done some work for them.
Hi Neal - Mick rang me earlier in the week to tell me about it... Cheers
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