Residents swing both ways over Mingles' Lexden plans

Gazette: Residents swing both ways over Mingles' Lexden plans Residents swing both ways over Mingles' Lexden plans

CONSULTATION on plans to open a swingers club in Lexden has closed.

Proposals to open Mingles, at 66a London Road, will be debated by Colchester Council next month.

Some 28 objection comments were received by Colchester Council.

Ten people wrote in support of the plans put forward by Jason Woolf.

Consultation closed yesterday.

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11:01pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Hamiltonandy says...

The spycameras are still recording the public in public areas at 66a London Road. I wonder if the owner has applied for a licence to permit this.
Since the heavy rains the paintwork at the front has deteriorated showing the building has a crack down the middle. There is only rights to pedestrian access to the rear of the property. Explains why the owner did not sell the building for the £100,000 he demanded.
The spycameras are still recording the public in public areas at 66a London Road. I wonder if the owner has applied for a licence to permit this. Since the heavy rains the paintwork at the front has deteriorated showing the building has a crack down the middle. There is only rights to pedestrian access to the rear of the property. Explains why the owner did not sell the building for the £100,000 he demanded. Hamiltonandy

7:27am Sun 16 Feb 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Hamiltonandy wrote:
The spycameras are still recording the public in public areas at 66a London Road. I wonder if the owner has applied for a licence to permit this.
Since the heavy rains the paintwork at the front has deteriorated showing the building has a crack down the middle. There is only rights to pedestrian access to the rear of the property. Explains why the owner did not sell the building for the £100,000 he demanded.
Spy cameras are all over town and in most shops recording the public in public areas, so what's the difference here!

Are you worried you will be seen going into Mingles Andy?
[quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: The spycameras are still recording the public in public areas at 66a London Road. I wonder if the owner has applied for a licence to permit this. Since the heavy rains the paintwork at the front has deteriorated showing the building has a crack down the middle. There is only rights to pedestrian access to the rear of the property. Explains why the owner did not sell the building for the £100,000 he demanded.[/p][/quote]Spy cameras are all over town and in most shops recording the public in public areas, so what's the difference here! Are you worried you will be seen going into Mingles Andy? Say It As It Is OK?

8:07am Sun 16 Feb 14

jut1972 says...

A huge crack on display Andy? Should be good for business.
A huge crack on display Andy? Should be good for business. jut1972

10:07am Mon 17 Feb 14

romantic says...

Hamiltonandy wrote:
The spycameras are still recording the public in public areas at 66a London Road. I wonder if the owner has applied for a licence to permit this.
Since the heavy rains the paintwork at the front has deteriorated showing the building has a crack down the middle. There is only rights to pedestrian access to the rear of the property. Explains why the owner did not sell the building for the £100,000 he demanded.
There are huge numbers of cameras all over the town. Apparently, 20% of the CCTV cameras IN THE WORLD are in the UK. Perhaps that is more worrying than a club where consenting adults will do as they wish with other consenting adults.
[quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: The spycameras are still recording the public in public areas at 66a London Road. I wonder if the owner has applied for a licence to permit this. Since the heavy rains the paintwork at the front has deteriorated showing the building has a crack down the middle. There is only rights to pedestrian access to the rear of the property. Explains why the owner did not sell the building for the £100,000 he demanded.[/p][/quote]There are huge numbers of cameras all over the town. Apparently, 20% of the CCTV cameras IN THE WORLD are in the UK. Perhaps that is more worrying than a club where consenting adults will do as they wish with other consenting adults. romantic

3:26pm Mon 17 Feb 14

HARRY438 says...

Mingers or moaners -whose gonna win?? -"FIGHT!!"
Mingers or moaners -whose gonna win?? -"FIGHT!!" HARRY438

10:14pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Penguin of Death says...

Well I for one hope the business gets the go ahead, and I look forward to visiting when it does. The owners have been very open about their plans and the lifestyle. Each to their own I say, good luck to them!
Well I for one hope the business gets the go ahead, and I look forward to visiting when it does. The owners have been very open about their plans and the lifestyle. Each to their own I say, good luck to them! Penguin of Death

12:50am Tue 18 Feb 14

Jake124 says...

I trust the 'supporting' comments from people with incomplete or obviously made-up names and addresses have been completely discounted! In fact none of the ten 'people' who wrote in support of this grotesque establishment live anywhere near Lexden and shouldn't have a voice in such proceedings. The actual residents are 100% against this fanciful planning application.
I trust the 'supporting' comments from people with incomplete or obviously made-up names and addresses have been completely discounted! In fact none of the ten 'people' who wrote in support of this grotesque establishment live anywhere near Lexden and shouldn't have a voice in such proceedings. The actual residents are 100% against this fanciful planning application. Jake124

12:55am Tue 18 Feb 14

Jake124 says...

I agree Hamiltonandy, given the deviant nature of the proprietors of 66A London Road it is wholly inappropriate for them to be filming public spaces within close proximity to a school.
I agree Hamiltonandy, given the deviant nature of the proprietors of 66A London Road it is wholly inappropriate for them to be filming public spaces within close proximity to a school. Jake124

8:40am Tue 18 Feb 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Jake124 wrote:
I trust the 'supporting' comments from people with incomplete or obviously made-up names and addresses have been completely discounted! In fact none of the ten 'people' who wrote in support of this grotesque establishment live anywhere near Lexden and shouldn't have a voice in such proceedings. The actual residents are 100% against this fanciful planning application.
Everyone is entitled to a voice and to comment on planning applications. If you have facts about people who fraudulently objected then do something about it. Anyway it makes little difference to how many support or object applications. Look at the 1600 homes application in Mile End, over 800 objections but still it went through. The truth is supporters and objectors sway little influence on the decision process.

We are told the decisions to grant approval are based on a set of planning rules the council have to, or are expected to, adhere by, including comments from various official bodies, eg; ECC highways who don't object. In the case of Mingles, as far as the application meets the criteria it should not be refused because, when I last checked, objections based simply on personal or moral principles is not part of the planning process.
[quote][p][bold]Jake124[/bold] wrote: I trust the 'supporting' comments from people with incomplete or obviously made-up names and addresses have been completely discounted! In fact none of the ten 'people' who wrote in support of this grotesque establishment live anywhere near Lexden and shouldn't have a voice in such proceedings. The actual residents are 100% against this fanciful planning application.[/p][/quote]Everyone is entitled to a voice and to comment on planning applications. If you have facts about people who fraudulently objected then do something about it. Anyway it makes little difference to how many support or object applications. Look at the 1600 homes application in Mile End, over 800 objections but still it went through. The truth is supporters and objectors sway little influence on the decision process. We are told the decisions to grant approval are based on a set of planning rules the council have to, or are expected to, adhere by, including comments from various official bodies, eg; ECC highways who don't object. In the case of Mingles, as far as the application meets the criteria it should not be refused because, when I last checked, objections based simply on personal or moral principles is not part of the planning process. Say It As It Is OK?

3:44pm Tue 18 Feb 14

SAndrewss says...

How many people would object to such a club being located in the town centre? Very few I would imagine.

Can anybody think of a solution?

No matter what arguments that are put forward, people living nearby are not going to want it on their door step. It appears that even the swinging community don't want it on their door step.
How many people would object to such a club being located in the town centre? Very few I would imagine. Can anybody think of a solution? No matter what arguments that are put forward, people living nearby are not going to want it on their door step. It appears that even the swinging community don't want it on their door step. SAndrewss

10:23pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Hamiltonandy says...

Very thoughtful comment from "sayitasitisok". A good summary of the present planning process. Will be interesting to see what the owner off 66a London Road proposes next or perhaps he might offer it for sale at a realistic price. A likely third option will be to do nothing just like the owner of Jumbo.
Very thoughtful comment from "sayitasitisok". A good summary of the present planning process. Will be interesting to see what the owner off 66a London Road proposes next or perhaps he might offer it for sale at a realistic price. A likely third option will be to do nothing just like the owner of Jumbo. Hamiltonandy

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