What took so long to decide on Uckfield’s station car park?

With reference to Uckfield’s new station car park, congratulations to those who have campaigned for it for many years. Common sense has prevailed at last, but why ever did it take so long?

I note that the land will be sold to Network Rail at “Open Market Value” and would be interested to know what this might be in view of the fact that it produces no income and there is no prospect of it being developed for any other purpose – particularly now that Wealden District Council is enforcing the Ashdown Forest 7km exclusion zone so zealously.

Desmond Gunner