Rye councilllor not in favour of Northiam train plan

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RYE district councillor Sam Souster says he is not in favour of allowing a steam train museum to be created on land at Northiam.

The plans are being strongly opposed by Northiam Parish Council and local residents.

Cllr Souster said: “A comment was attributed to me that explained my long interest in steam locomotives. This is accurate, but my following salient point I went on to say was omitted from the report, which was that I supported the comments made by Cllr. Prochak and the local member, Cllr. Mooney, that it is a “good idea, wrong location”.

“I would not like the good people of Northiam to think I supported a scheme which would clearly be detrimental to the parish.”