What's the hold up?
There is an interesting line in the news report which says that the terms of reference included "to appraise the site and the market for hotel accommodation in and around Lyme Regis". I hope the terms were broader than that because one of the reasons I have been running this blog for the past five years is the fact that J.R.R. Tolkien stayed many times at The Three Cups. In case it has escaped Palmers' attention, may I point out that the works of Tolkein and the films of his books are hugely popular all around the world. I would suggest that the UK and international market for cultural tourism should be included in the report. Otherwise, the findings may be a little skewed.