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Monday, 27 January 2014

Planning Permission Granted for Mountsorrel Halt

We are very pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted to build a station and car park at the Mountsorrel end of the branch line.

"Mountsorrel Halt" will be a simple 50m long platform built into the base of the cutting next to the bridge at Bond Lane. The platform will be constructed from concrete blocks faced with Mountsorrel Granite. There will be a disability accessible friendly access path running up the cutting side where there will be a small car park and tractor trailer turning area in the corner of the field.

The halt will allow passengers to join and leave the trains at Mountsorrel where we intend to link up with Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor Museum, via their existing tractor trailer rides that already run along Bond Lane.

We are grateful for assistance from Charnwood Borough Council's planning, environmental and ecology departments, for their help and advice to ensure that the scheme complements and minimizes the impact on this very pretty part of Leicestershire.

It is hoped to start work on the new station as soon as is practically possible with completion later this year.

Our aim is to use local contractors to construct the station where ever possible. If you are a local building contractor who would be interested then please get in touch by email with project leader Steve Cramp.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Willow Items Added to the Nunckley Trail

At the end of 2013 Mountsorrel Railway Ecology Group volunteers were hard at work enriching the ecology of the Nunckley Trail by adding an 18 feet long Willow tunnel, a Willow dome and three "living" Willow chairs.


Purchase of the Willow items was made possible thanks to a grant from Leicestershire County Council's Stepping Stones Project. This further builds on the work we did back in October to create a wildflower meadow next to the trail.



 Hopefully when spring arrives and the Willows start to grow, the dome will form an interesting eco den to keep younger visitors amused, the tunnel will provide shade from the sun in the open area next to the meadow and the living chairs will provide a rest point for visitors wishing to sit and look out at the flowers growing in the meadow.
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