Not only is Sandbanks the most expensive place for property, (front of the Echo on Thursday 13th April with a house at £11.5 million), the Sandbanks Ferry must be the most expensive transportation in the World, shortly to be £0.90 for a pedestrian and £3 for a car. The distance travelled is circa 1,060 feet, (depending on the tide), or a fifth of a statute mile making it the equivalent of £4.50 and £15 a mile respectively, or say £45 to Wareham on the bus ! The ferry carries about 48 cars equal to £720 a mile. Could be that the Essex owner of the company is buying the house at £11.5 million, they could afford to.
There is a Public Inquiry at the Knoll House on 26th April at 10am to ask if the increase is justified ! A tunnel would be cheaper, or even Concord. The license was granted by act of Parliament which could be repealed by petition. Now there’s a thought.
Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 4/15/2006 05:17:01 PM