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    Re: Update on the SJP works

    Quote Originally Posted by richard_portland View Post
    Can I ask when plan a was unveiled had network rail been approached? Those plans were for a stand which extended a lot further down the touchline.
    Plan A was still within the constraints of our own land. Plan A also planned for the stand to be moved forward. The current plans are a cheap option which avoided the costs in excavating a greater volume of soil and to a lower level. Retaining walls would have been built with Plan A - obviously avoided with the current plans.

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    Re: Update on the SJP works

    Quote Originally Posted by rightwing View Post
    Plan A was still within the constraints of our own land. Plan A also planned for the stand to be moved forward. The current plans are a cheap option which avoided the costs in excavating a greater volume of soil and to a lower level. Retaining walls would have been built with Plan A - obviously avoided with the current plans.
    Though now there are excavations happening anyway.

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    Re: Update on the SJP works

    Quote Originally Posted by rightwing View Post
    Plan A was still within the constraints of our own land. Plan A also planned for the stand to be moved forward. The current plans are a cheap option which avoided the costs in excavating a greater volume of soil and to a lower level. Retaining walls would have been built with Plan A - obviously avoided with the current plans.
    You have missed out some of the other challenges with Plan A, didn't this option include dismantling the Doble stand brick by brick and rebuilding it over the footprint of the away end?

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    Re: Update on the SJP works

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Edward Nelson View Post
    You have missed out some of the other challenges with Plan A, didn't this option include dismantling the Doble stand brick by brick and rebuilding it over the footprint of the away end?

    Where did that stupid idea come from ?

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    Re: Update on the SJP works

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Edward Nelson View Post
    You have missed out some of the other challenges with Plan A, didn't this option include dismantling the Doble stand brick by brick and rebuilding it over the footprint of the away end?
    You appear to be confused between Plan A and my Plan B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rightwing View Post
    You appear to be confused between Plan A and my Plan B.
    Images of Plan A can be seen here http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...61500&page=351

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    Re: Update on the SJP works

    Quote Originally Posted by Boyo View Post
    Nothing but.....


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    Re: SJP redevelpoment Plan A/B discussion

    Maybe, at the time though it was announced to the public as a serious proposal. If it was never going to get off the ground why did it get as far as being officially announced by those in charge?

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    Re: Update on the SJP works

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Martin (CTID) View Post
    Nothing but.....

    As i was driving under the Clifton Suspension bridge earlier i thought if someone proposed that today people like you would say "No chance, pie in the sky". That is part of the trouble with Britain today, no ambition.
    I thought plan A was superb and as unlikely as it was to happen at least there were people with a vision to try something.

    Now, i applaud the pragmatism of those who got plan B through to actually happening but don't knock those with a vision.

    It seems that as those at the top of society shave off their significant earnings those of us below have to settle for mediocrity and then be thankful.

    With a little bit of can do attitude amazing things have been created in this country and hopefully ambitious people can still achieve something that future generations can look back on with pride, much
    as i look at the Clifton Suspension bridge and marvel at the ingenuity of those who built it.
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    Re: Update on the SJP works

    Quote Originally Posted by Benguin View Post
    As i was driving under the Clifton Suspension bridge earlier i thought if someone proposed that today people like you would say "No chance, pie in the sky". That is part of the trouble with Britain today, no ambition.
    I thought plan A was superb and as unlikely as it was to happen at least there were people with a vision to try something.

    Now, i applaud the pragmatism of those who got plan B through to actually happening but don't knock those with a vision.

    It seems that as those at the top of society shave off their significant earnings those of us below have to settle for mediocrity and then be thankful.

    With a little bit of can do attitude amazing things have been created in this country and hopefully ambitious people can still achieve something that future generations can look back on with pride, much
    as i look at the Clifton Suspension bridge and marvel at the ingenuity of those who built it.
    Great post Benguin, I certainly share those sentiments. Plan A could easily have happened if those in charge had pulled their fingers out at the appropriate time. It was certainly financially viable in the early stages of planning.

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