Brighton path delays may land Network Rail in court

Posted On 04 Sep 2010 at 6:25 am

Delays in opening a Brighton path may end up with Network Rail being taken to court.

Brighton and Hove City Council is taking legal advice, according to the Prestonville Postblog, which is the blog of the Prestonville Community Association.

The blog reports that the council and Network Rail have still not reached agreement about the Greenway path.

It is due to run from the New England railway bridges to Brighton Station but remains blocked off at the northern end on land owned by Network Rail.

According to the Prestonville Postblog, the path is green and pleasant.

The blog says: “We found an attractive and thoughtfully designed passage running between the pillars that used to support the old engine works.

“With vines planted along the walls, giant sculptures of tools on the pillars recalling the site’s industrial past, places to sit among an elegant mixture of wild and garden plants, it has a natural and human quality that contrasts with much of the rest of the New England Quarter.

“Over the past week new fences and some formidable spikes have gone up between the railway bridges, which may be a sign that things are moving at last.”

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