Launceston Cliff Railway
Scarborough Borough Council has given Launceston their redundant North Cliff lift but Launceston had to pay for the cost of transport and the parts of the cliff lift are presently stored by the Launceston Steam Railway.
The Cliff Lift was illustrated as an example of a potential infrastructure project, linking the Newport area with the town centre and providing access for both local people and visitors to Launceston.
Various concerns are raised by those not in support, for example:-
“Town has timetable to get cliff railway going”
The scene is set for a real cliff-hanger in the Cornish town of Launceston.
The society was spearheading a project, backed by Cornwall County and North Cornwall District Councils, to use the cliff railway as a half-mile link between the town centre on top of the hill to Newport industrial estate in the valley below. Business and retail development would attract visitors, particularly if their mode of transport to it was the cliff railway.
The Millennium Commission refused a grant for a clutch of Launceston projects, including the cliff railway on the grounds that it was not technically feasible.
A total of 123 comments were received on the Cliff Lift with 42 in support of the proposal and 70 against.
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