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« on: May 07, 2019, 09:29:07 pm »

This may come to the fore soon as a new Torbay council forms; Clark Osborne the owner of Torquay United is expected to unveil new scaled down plans for the land by Riviera Way on a former refuse tip designated for sports and community use known as Nightingale Park.

Plans for the station were approved by Torbay Council on the 27 November 2016 for the construction of a new railway station to include the following: Two single sided station platforms, provision of a footbridge between platforms, elevated walkway and access ramps, cycle spaces, extended footpath along Riviera Way, lighting and CCTV, and platform furniture to include shelter and signage . The proposed development to which the application relates is situated within 10 metres of relevant railway land (P.2016/0078).

The approval expires in November unless a shovel is put into the ground so this might concentrate minds.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 09:31:58 pm »

https://www.torbay.gov.uk/council/policies/transport/local-transport-board/edginswell/
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2020, 05:23:58 pm »

Edginswell is being put forward again in the next round of New Stations Fund
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 11:42:01 am »

^That application failed but Torbay are having another go taking into account recomendations.

https://www.torbay.gov.uk/news/pr8074/

Dated 17 June 2020 now with lifts instead of ramps. Old plans out of time so a new planning submission will have to be made. Maybe hoping for the nod this time before submitting new plans.

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 12:14:22 pm »


Dated 17 June 2020 now with lifts instead of ramps. Old plans out of time so a new planning submission will have to be made. Maybe hoping for the nod this time before submitting new plans.



So how much will that bump the cost up?  And then the locals won't like the plans because the lift towers are overbearing and an eyesore.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2020, 12:25:14 pm »

^That application failed but Torbay are having another go taking into account recomendations.

https://www.torbay.gov.uk/news/pr8074/

Dated 17 June 2020 now with lifts instead of ramps. Old plans out of time so a new planning submission will have to be made. Maybe hoping for the nod this time before submitting new plans.



It was the 2016 bid that failed.  This new one good to see. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 06:53:34 am »

Torquay has been awarded ?22m to transform the town centre converting redundant shops to offices and homes. The council had already abandoned half the shopping areas as non viable before the Covid epidemic. Some of the money is also going towards Edginswell Station. Probably to consultants as the new plans have not been published. The old approved plans expired November last year.

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It means work can begin on 'once in a generation' schemes including getting the seafront Pavilion back up to standard where it can be taken on by a developer, and supporting the building of a new railway station at Edginswell.

Today's funding comes after a 'down-payment' of ?750,000 awarded recently for projects including seafront lighting, Princess Gardens improvements and work on Upton Park

Paignton has bid for up to ?19m from the separate Future High Streets Fund.

Note: the ? sign keeps changing to a ? depite trying to modify it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2020, 08:36:22 am »

Torquay has been awarded ?22m to transform the town centre converting redundant shops to offices and homes. The council had already abandoned half the shopping areas as non viable before the Covid epidemic. Some of the money is also going towards Edginswell Station. Probably to consultants as the new plans have not been published. The old approved plans expired November last year.

From the article;

It means work can begin on 'once in a generation' schemes including getting the seafront Pavilion back up to standard where it can be taken on by a developer, and supporting the building of a new railway station at Edginswell.

Today's funding comes after a 'down-payment' of ?750,000 awarded recently for projects including seafront lighting, Princess Gardens improvements and work on Upton Park

Paignton has bid for up to ?19m from the separate Future High Streets Fund.

Note: the ? sign keeps changing to a ? depite trying to modify it.

Well, I know West Ham don't play there now but that's a long way for Torquay to travel for their home games...  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2020, 05:46:34 pm »

As more info is coming out; most of this money is going to be swallowed by planners and consultants to bring in private money. They hope.

The 5* Palace Hotel alone is costing ?60m and that is private money which the council sailed through planning as they couldn't believe their luck. The same private money is building three other hotels in Torbay (?60m again) and others throughout the country.

It is a fact that all the council schemes, such as small road widening schemes, housing, rely on funds from Government quangos. Another tier of civil servants that add to the cost in the name of efficient spending of tax payers money.
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2020, 06:24:39 am »

From Torbay Council

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Torbay Council welcomes the news that the Government will be awarding ?7.8m for a new railway station in the Torquay Gateway.

The brand new station which would be known as Edginswell, will have a wide range of local benefits including creating travel, employment and housing opportunities in Torbay?s largest and most strategically important urban extension which will deliver over 550 new homes, 37,000sqm of commercial space and a new school.

Torbay Council submitted a bid to Network Rail and the Department of Transport back in June as part of the national New Stations Fund.

The bid set out proposals for ?7.8m of funding against a total estimated cost of almost ?13.1m, the remaining of which will be from Council resources and an allocation will be included within the Torquay Town Deal funding bid.

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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2020, 05:40:44 pm »

The previously approved (2016) plans expired November last year. The new plans not yet published include lifts and stairs instead of ramps. They must have realised they were a skateboarders paradise.

They have ?8m from yesterdays announcement and ?1m from the ?22m Torquay received from the town deal fund. But the way Network Rail cost things, will it be enough?

I shall be watching Torbays planning portal.

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