About 5 months?
Life goes on, Jimbob. As does the process of law.
I understood that it was the extension to the original Via Ferrata that was the problem, although the recent program made it appear that it was the whole of the Via Ferrata that was problematic.
According to the local paper, Honister Slate Mine are now planning a new deviation route.
I've just watched this programme. The main problem I have with the developments at Honister is not the proposal for the zip wire, it's the belief of an individual that he can flout planning regulations simply because he wants to, and then expect to be granted retrospective approval.
Tesco do the same thing, and it's the reason I've boycotted Tesco for the last 4 years.
I've no time for people who think they can ride roughshod over the law just because it suits their purpose above others, the man was an ass and justice was done.
I doubt the £15'000 fine even covered the cost of bringing the case against them, the law needs changing so the authorities can issue more severe penalties to people like this.
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It didn't seem to run off, Glyn, which in my experience is what sheep do when they are not interested in what you have.
In all this debate about riding roughshod over the law, I would be inclined to make a judgement based on the intention of Mark Weir to provide for a local economy quite devoid of any opportunity to supply jobs.
Damian Kimmins wrote (see)
I'll bow to you're obvious superior knowledge of these matters. As regards the zip-wire, would it really provide that many more jobs?
...or was Mark Weir's ego the thing most at risk?
not that considerable when you look at the company accounts though. profit per employee isn't that much.
Mal Mawr wrote (see)
Of course, intentions completely altruistic. Absolutely no self interest there, like increasing their already considerable income, eh?
A little gift shop attached to a mine offering small scale mined slate, with a few tours of old workings - I wouldn't call the income from that considerable, not by any stretch.
Quite where Mark Weir and his family made their money I don't know, but the programme made clear it was made it was before they bought the mine.
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