Date: Saturday 21st August 2004

EDEN councillors are to visit the site of a proposed new access roads and a biological treatment plant at Flusco landfill site, near Stainton, to see if the development would impact on future plans to reinstate the Penrith-Keswick rail line.

Members of the planning applications committee agreed to the site visit, which will take place next month, when they held a meeting in Penrith on Thursday. However, they turned down an offer from the reinstatement project pioneer, Cedric Martindale, to have an independent railway engineer present to explain the problems, as this would set a precedent for other interested parties to speak at site visits.