Decision Maker Response

Leader of Northumberland County Council, Councillor Glen Sanderson’s response

Leader of Northumberland County Council, Councillor Glen Sanderson
Leader of Northumberland County Counci

Aug 19, 2021 — There’s no denying the spiritual and historical heritage of Holy Island, and it truly is a remarkable place.

There’s been a groundswell of opposition to the proposed land train, and we recognise and acknowledge the concerns and issues raised.

For that reason, we’ve requested the licence for this operation be put on hold by the VCA, to give us time to consider these, and agree a way forward that protects this special place and addresses these concerns.

It’s important we collectively agree what’s best for the island and pausing the current trial will help us agree a way forward together.