One of the main arguments for the proposed building of the so called eco-town, or low carbon development as it is sometimes called, was the close proximity to the Bittern railway line and the station at Salhouse with a proposal for a new station at Rackheath.
The Bittern Line is a Community Railway Partnership that supports and publicises the railway from Norwich to Cromer and Sheringham. Norfolk County Council formed the Partnership with the local railway company in 1997 and the railway forms part of the National Rail system. Norfolk County Council are now proposing that one of the cuts they will make in the current round of spending reviews is their annual subsidy to the Bittern line. Has anyone told the GNDP? Isn’t Norfolk County Council a member of the GNDP? Perhaps their secret meetings are so secret that even the member councils do not know what is going on!
Its about time that local government and indeed central government departments started to talk to each other in a meaningful and joined up way.