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Re: SW8

Tue May 10, 2016 6:16 am

I have just emailed Mr Wardley asking him if he is involved in anything to do with SW8, will let you guys know if anything turns up :)
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Tue May 10, 2016 9:29 am

So i sent an email to mr John Wardley asking him about SW8...
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He then replied with...
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So to some it up he isn't sure what they are doing, and if asked would love to help.
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Re: SW8

Tue May 10, 2016 10:18 am

It is good to get an honest answer from him too.
 
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Tue May 10, 2016 10:21 am

I wouldn't read to much into that, I am sure I read on another the very same reply when I asked.
It was the use of the phrase thwarted my plans which stuck in my mind. So maybe he is just having fun with us.
 
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Re: SW8

Tue May 10, 2016 12:01 pm

theparklifekid wrote:
So i sent an email to mr John Wardley asking him about SW8...
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He then replied with...
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So to some it up he isn't sure what they are doing, and if asked would love to help.


i can't see the image... :?
 
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Re: SW8

Tue May 10, 2016 1:33 pm

cookiee_munster wrote:

i can't see the image... :?


I said the following:
Hey there John!
Sorry to be a bit nosey but I was wondering if you are involved in anything to do with SW8? Seeing how plans suggest that it is a woodie.
Thanks!
Jamie

John said:

Jamie

I have no involvement with the current Alton Towers project, so I can neither confirm nor deny whether the ride you mention is a woodie. If, as you say, the plans for the new ride are a woodie, then it looks as if my long-held ambition to be involved in creating a woodie at Alton Towers have been thwarted! If Alton Towers want any assistance from me, then I'd be more than happy to be involved, but otherwise I'm sure the project is in very capable hands

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Re: SW8

Tue May 10, 2016 2:51 pm

Exact same stock email answer John Wardley replied with when a TowersStreet member emailed him a couple of weeks back with the same question. Kind of funny he gets so often pestered by enthusiasts he has a stock answer ready for this type of thing!
 
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Tue May 10, 2016 11:51 pm

I have a feeling, being the god that he is, he would have been told about SW8 well before we knew about it. As SkuM001 said, it's a stock email that he uses to reply to people. He can't state he knows about the attraction as it will only cause more questioning.
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Wed May 11, 2016 10:33 am

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council have confirmed that the SW8 proposals do not require an Envirnomental Impact Assessment. Now begins the anxious wait for the submission of the full planning application...
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Re: SW8

Wed May 11, 2016 12:28 pm

Ooooooooooh, that's good news.....*anxiously waits and holds breath*
 
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Re: SW8

Thu May 12, 2016 10:59 am

Also heard that people have converted the PDF which reveals wooden structures (so everything is pointing towards wood!) (Unsure if also been mentioned somewhere in this thread but there's many pages!)

Only issues with a proper wood is that they're loud, and I know Alton has a lot of restrictions, which I guess it'll mean its more of a family wood with an alton special 'worlds first' , as opposed to anything thrilling etc
 
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Thu May 12, 2016 12:25 pm

JSMarsden wrote:
Only issues with a proper wood is that they're loud, and I know Alton has a lot of restrictions, which I guess it'll mean its more of a family wood with an alton special 'worlds first' , as opposed to anything thrilling etc


The existing planning information references the use of tunnels to control noise. Presumably something similar to those that feature on Balder at Liseberg.

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Thu May 12, 2016 12:29 pm

Tom-TT wrote:
JSMarsden wrote:
Only issues with a proper wood is that they're loud, and I know Alton has a lot of restrictions, which I guess it'll mean its more of a family wood with an alton special 'worlds first' , as opposed to anything thrilling etc


The existing planning information references the use of tunnels to control noise. Presumably something similar to those that feature on Balder at Liseberg.

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Apologies for missing that!

Now that would be interesting.....Certainly excited to see things progress!
 
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Thu May 12, 2016 12:38 pm

Also the ride is located in the centre of the park so the noise would have to be very loud to travel outside of the park. Spinball is very noisy as that is near the edge of the park for example.
 
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Re: SW8

Thu May 12, 2016 1:45 pm

id be happy with that
 
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Re: SW8

Sat May 14, 2016 7:23 am

Any updates on the flume site at the park? Or has nothing happened there yet?
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Re: SW8

Sat May 14, 2016 8:42 am

theparklifekid wrote:
Any updates on the flume site at the park? Or has nothing happened there yet?


Some people have been spotted surveying the site, but apart from that nothing much has happened.
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Re: SW8

Thu May 19, 2016 2:04 am

JSMarsden wrote:
Tom-TT wrote:
JSMarsden wrote:
Only issues with a proper wood is that they're loud, and I know Alton has a lot of restrictions, which I guess it'll mean its more of a family wood with an alton special 'worlds first' , as opposed to anything thrilling etc


The existing planning information references the use of tunnels to control noise. Presumably something similar to those that feature on Balder at Liseberg.

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Apologies for missing that!

Now that would be interesting.....Certainly excited to see things progress!


I'd be very very happy if it turns out to be anything like Balder!! :D
 
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Re: SW8

Fri May 20, 2016 7:54 pm

Full planning application is imminent.
This was submitted on 17th May.
http://publicaccess.staffsmoorlands.gov ... KID=104356
 
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Re: SW8

Fri May 20, 2016 8:36 pm

"Demolition of existing structures and the installation of a new rollercoaster, construction of associated buildings, landscaping and groundworks."

I wonder which buildings will be demolished? Probably the old flume station in order to have it replaced by "The Smokehouse"
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