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« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2021, 07:48:29 pm »

Cycled past the site yesterday (29/04); workmen (is this term still permitted?  Grin)

It depends. Were all those present "men" and were they "working" ? More importantly, had a Diversity Equality Inclusivity Impact Assessment been carried out to deternine whether those Global Citizens present were the most appropriate given the need to ensure that the Intersectionality of the Impact Output (formerly "Work") complies with the latest thinking on how to acheive Cradle to Cradle Circular Economy Corporate Social Responsibility?

Furthermore, did the Diversity Equality Inclusivity Impact Assessment fully consider the Human Rights of those Global Citizens who have, after having fully participated in Brave Space Truth & Reconciliation, made the decision as Slacktivists not to participate in said Impact Output?

Finally, it is extremely important that we fully utiise Impact Consulting to ensure that we refer to outdated concepts such as "yards" by their more appropriate forms such as Material Footprint Zones if we want our Impact Storytelling to fully reflect our Two Spirit Value Chain.

Hope that clarifies things.

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« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2021, 09:38:22 am »

Hope that clarifies things.

Not so much, but it brightened up my morning readings no end.
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« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2021, 05:51:51 pm »

06/05/21.
All the trees between the ERF (Energy Recovery Facility) (Energy Recovery Facility) and Clapperbrook Lane have been completely removed (the plan showed they would have obstructed the proposed new pedestrian/cycle bridge). An additional excavator on the site is digging trenches possibly for the installation of drainage infrastructure.

Reading a DCC» (Devon County Council - website) (Devon County Council) article published in mid-April it appears that the new (?temporary) Water Lane extension is primarily intended to allow vehicles continued access to the Double Locks pub when Clapperbrook Lane East closes, 'for about 16 months', at the end of May. Good to see that our lords & masters have their priorities sorted for a change!
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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2021, 06:53:22 pm »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) spotlight local news for the south west of England on Wednesday(26 may) had an item about the station.
Mike Reddaway was interviewed
Item is on approx 13 minutes into the programme
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« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2021, 09:10:53 am »

Clapperbrook Lane East is now closed to motor vehicles (pedestrians & cyclists still allowed) - and has had it's width reduced by half with some metal fencing to ensure the closure is fully observed. Still not many obvious signs of progress on the site.
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« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2021, 09:39:12 am »

Work has started on the foundations of the new pedestrian/cyclist bridge.
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« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2021, 12:37:16 pm »

Still no obvious signs of progress with the station itself - virtually all effort at present is concentrated around the south-western end of Clapperbrook Lane where work on the new pedestrian/cycle bridge continues.
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« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2021, 03:55:31 pm »

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/latest-pictures-show-new-16m-5709391

Report from the DevonLive website with some very recent pictures. It looks like work has started on the down platform with a concrete version of Lego.
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« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2021, 01:26:40 pm »

Marsh Barton Station site 19th October:

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« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2021, 12:17:47 pm »

With the exception of Porkway Partway, which I will believe when I see, is there any other station under construction so far away from homes? It's a great idea to have it where so many people work, and the reopening of Okehampton will be a boost, but still a bit of a step into the unknown.
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« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2021, 12:56:27 pm »

With the exception of Porkway Partway, which I will believe when I see, is there any other station under construction so far away from homes? It's a great idea to have it where so many people work, and the reopening of Okehampton will be a boost, but still a bit of a step into the unknown.

Reading Green Park would have been if it had been built even a little bit quicker - but the houses have won that race.
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« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2021, 01:57:48 pm »

...have it where so many people work...

Although it is actually called the Marsh Barton Trading Estate I would hazard a guess that a significant majority of the businesses located therein provide 'face2face' goods & services direct to the general public and this might have been in the '+' column when construction was being considered. It obviously remains to be seen whether people can be tempted out of their cars; the awful daily traffic congestion in the area would do it for me-last time we had business on the estate we used the bus.
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« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2021, 05:58:58 pm »


Although it is actually called the Marsh Barton Trading Estate I would hazard a guess that a significant majority of the businesses located therein provide 'face2face' goods & services direct to the general public and this might have been in the '+' column when construction was being considered. It obviously remains to be seen whether people can be tempted out of their cars; the awful daily traffic congestion in the area would do it for me-last time we had business on the estate we used the bus.

It would do it for me too. I have to go to a couple of places there from time to time, thankfully it is usually somewhere with a customer car park, but it is always busy. £16 million seems a lot for somewhere within walking distance of St Dave and St Tom, though, although clearly that hasn't tempted many people out of the car yet. I hope it's a huge success, so I can go by train next time.
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« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2021, 11:33:07 pm »

There are new homes being built south of Alphington and the Industrial estate about a mile from the station. More houses will fill in towards the industrial estate.
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