A DECISION on whether to allow a stable block at a travellers site to be turned into a living area has been adjourned for the third time.

Tendring Council’s planning committee was set to determine if Tom Doran could change the use of the building at the legal site in Gutteridge Hall Lane, Weeley.

However, the decision was postponed after a fault with the microphones meant members of the public could not hear what was going on.

Chairman Rosemary Heaney had to call time on the meeting at the council’s offices in Thorpe Road, Weeley.

Helen Lally, a resident who attended the meeting last night(thurs), said: “Many local people turned out for the third time to attend the meeting where the application was to be discussed.

“The microphones had not been charged, nor had the back up equipment.

“People in the public gallery pointed out they could not hear a word. At one point, Mrs Heany said she would continue the meeting.

“As the microphone fiasco continued and the public became more and more agitated and Mrs Heaney had to submit to the meeting being adjourned again.”