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Friday, October 18, 2013
Village is one of only 10 remote UK locations to be chosen for a proposed rebate.
MOTORISTS in Lynton could be in line for a fuel price cut at the pumps of up to five pence per litre.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander made the announcement today (Friday), coming as an extension to the Government’s rural fuel rebate scheme already running in the Scottish islands and Isles of Scilly.
Lynton is one of only 10 towns in the UK to be chosen by the Government for the rebate, which has been submitted in an application to the European Commission (EC).
Final approval from the EC for the price discount scheme is expected next year.
North Devon MP Nick Harvey welcomed the news: “This is excellent news for the Lynton area and I am delighted that our Lib Dem Treasury Minister Danny Alexander has delivered this cut for motorists in North Devon.
“In an area such as ours where so many people need cars to go about their day-to-day life, fuel prices have long been prohibitively high.
“It is extremely valuable to have someone in the Treasury who understands the challenges for rural areas like North Devon and I look forward to seeing the benefits of this rebate at the petrol pumps at the Barbrook filling station.”