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Mountainaddict


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 14.51hrs on Fri 4 Aug 17
Disappointing re the Glencoe chair delay...Had assumed it would be in for this winter as it seems an eternity since it all arrived on site.

Two questions:

1. Pardon my ignorance but who or what are SNH?
2. Whatever happened to the Glencoe zip wire project? Just been on the one at The Eden Project in Cornwall, which was excellent. A Glencoe one would be steeper and faster - so even better.Definite money spinner I reckon.
igloo4you


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 10.52hrs on Sun 6 Aug 17
Mountainaddict,

SNH are Scottish Natural Heritage a Government funded body that looks after all of Scotland's nature and landscapes. Unfortunately like many of these bodies they work to there own timescales and what could be done in weeks often takes years.

Zip wire project is still alive and well but was put on hold while we upgraded the Access Chair and built the Coire Pollach button tow. Unfortunately the very poor winter last year means that we didn't have the funds to build it this year. We are going to need a couple of pretty good winters to secure the 950,000 build costs for the project. If planning is granted for the 3 man chairlift some time soon then we expect this to be completed during 2018 and with a couple of good ski seasons work could begin on the Zipline during summer of 2019.
01cookjk


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 11.50hrs on Tue 8 Aug 17
This is not a serious reply to igloo4you, but couldn't the plateau poma be used as a zipline lol!!!

950,000 is a lot for a zipline. You could buy several snow cannons and a decent pumping station for that.
Mountainaddict


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 19.05hrs on Tue 8 Aug 17
Thanks Igloo.
Fingers crossed for some decent winters!
oversteer


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 22.03hrs on Tue 8 Aug 17
igloo4you Wrote:
Mountainaddict,

SNH are Scottish Natural Heritage a Government funded body that looks after all of Scotland's nature and landscapes. Unfortunately like many of these bodies they work to there own timescales and what could be done in weeks often takes years.

Zip wire project is still alive and well but was put on hold while we upgraded the Access Chair and built the Coire Pollach button tow. Unfortunately the very poor winter last year means that we didn't have the funds to build it this year. We are going to need a couple of pretty good winters to secure the 950,000 build costs for the project. If planning is granted for the 3 man chairlift some time soon then we expect this to be completed during 2018 and with a couple of good ski seasons work could begin on the Zipline during summer of 2019.


What can we do to cause these guys pain, Igloo?

They should feel or wrath for what they have done to you and your team. Can we submit lots of Freedom of Information requests, bombard them with white mail letters, ring them incessantly?

It's not on that your business and our sport are jeopardised by these sorts.

Can we point to other similar examples, perhaps get an MSP/MP to champion your cause.

You deserve the support of all skiers in Scotland and us exiles in Engurland!
Doug_Bryce


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 22.57hrs on Tue 8 Aug 17
Re : SNH.
Prior to 2014 no legislation was required to build hill tracks in Scotland.
As result several highland glens were being scarred by inappropriate tracks for hydro schemes, wind farms, forestry etc.

Personally I think it is appropriate that all hill roads and estate tracks now require planning permission... Obviously frustrating for Glencoe - however the new rules are there for good reason.

Incidentally - the new Coire Pollach poma tow is superb for teaching small children. Holds the snow well and a better gradient that the plateau. Not the most exciting ski tow in the world - but a great investment in future generations thumbs up.



Edited 1 times. Last edit at 22.57hrs Tue 8 Aug 17 by Doug_Bryce.
igloo4you


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 07.14hrs on Wed 9 Aug 17
oversteer, Thanks for the offer of help but we seem to be moving in the right direction now. Any action likely to be counter productive.

Doug-Bryce, Completely agree that planning should be necessary but process for planning should not take 18months.
ML


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 08.41hrs on Wed 9 Aug 17
Does anyone (Andy?) know where the new glencoe triple came from? It is secondhand right, so maybe someone knows a previous name?
jabuzzard


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 09.43hrs on Wed 9 Aug 17
igloo4you Wrote:
oversteer, Thanks for the offer of help but we seem to be moving in the right direction now. Any action likely to be counter productive.

Doug-Bryce, Completely agree that planning should be necessary but process for planning should not take 18months.


Hum, if it has taken SNH 18 months to process the planning then you should be able to take them to court over that. There are rules about this sort of shenanigans and SNH are firmly the wrong side of them if it has taken anything like 18 months.

Doug_Bryce


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 10.16hrs on Wed 9 Aug 17
^

All planning applications and supporting documents can be found online.
Enter the postcode (ph49 4hz).
[wam.highland.gov.uk]

Applications for new ski tows (x2), garage, bike tracks and a zip wire all accepted. It is frustrating that the new access track is taking time - however it shouldn't take much imagination to consider why there might be concerns.
[wam.highland.gov.uk]


Government guidelines for development of Scottish ski areas below.
Interesting read and generally pro-development within the existing 5 ski area boundaries.
[www.gov.scot]




Edited 1 times. Last edit at 10.26hrs Wed 9 Aug 17 by Doug_Bryce.
igloo4you


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 10.28hrs on Wed 9 Aug 17
Doug-bryce, We're still waiting for an answer on our new garage as well. That's also been in process for last 18months. While we appreciate that proper scrutiny of any application has to be carried out the actual process in this case has been a real challenge.
oversteer


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 21.09hrs on Wed 9 Aug 17
igloo4you Wrote:
oversteer, Thanks for the offer of help but we seem to be moving in the right direction now. Any action likely to be counter productive.

Doug-Bryce, Completely agree that planning should be necessary but process for planning should not take 18months.


Good news, thanks for the reply and keep up the great work
kammy


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 11.26hrs on Tue 15 Aug 17
Great stuff Andy, I have just been to Glencoe a few days ago, took my family on a chairlift ride, I have met a number of tourists from different parts of Europe, The zip wire project will do wonders for this place as it will boost much needed income.
carsey


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 16.08hrs on Tue 15 Aug 17
Nicely done on the planning being granted too for the access road finally. Should be some awesome developments over the next year or 2 grinning smiley
01cookjk


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Re: Summer 2017 Improvements
Date Posted: 16.44hrs on Tue 15 Aug 17
Did anyone else notice that a new garage/workshop to hold Max 4 PistenBully's has been planned?

I like the idea that Glencoe wish to take care of their investments.

[wam.highland.gov.uk]
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