Mistley Quay fence campaign future decided at meeting

Gazette: Mistley Quay fence campaign future decided at meeting Mistley Quay fence campaign future decided at meeting

ANTI-FENCE campaigners who are fearful of more damage to their beauty spot will hear of their fate at a planning meeting.

Tendring Council’s planning committee will decide whether to permanently activate a rarely used piece of legislation on Mistley Quay fence at its meeting on Tuesday, October 2.

A temporary Article 4 directive was activated on April 27 after the council heard rumours that quay owners Trent Wharfage wanted to install a bigger fence at the waters edge.

The planning rule means Trent Wharfage must apply for planning permission for any changes or maintenance to the current controversial fence.

Time is running out for Tendring Council to grant the permanent status, with the temporary Article 4 expiring on October 27.

Trent Wharfage stalled a previous attempt by the council on September 4 with a last minute legal intervention by providing last minute legal documents before the previous attempt on September 4.

If the Article 4 is granted permanently it will be a step forward for anti-fence campaigners in their bid to remove the fence.

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12:56pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

It's good to know the good people of Mistley are still revolting!
It's good to know the good people of Mistley are still revolting! Say It As It Is OK?

5:43pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Im_Like_HELLO says...

I visited Mistley the other weekend. Lovely quayside cafe, nice buildings -- shame about the fence.
I visited Mistley the other weekend. Lovely quayside cafe, nice buildings -- shame about the fence. Im_Like_HELLO

9:19am Wed 3 Oct 12

Freda Quay says...

In view of last night's decision by Tendring District Council, this story needs up dating. Any replacement or alteration to the fence is now subject to planing permission. Now, let's get this eyesore of a fence removed once and for all.
In view of last night's decision by Tendring District Council, this story needs up dating. Any replacement or alteration to the fence is now subject to planing permission. Now, let's get this eyesore of a fence removed once and for all. Freda Quay

9:00pm Thu 4 Oct 12

corporate says...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - the fence is an interesting part of a photographic composition, giving great depth-of-field opportunities, as well as creating a frame for the scenic possibilities beyond. Not sure how 'planing' permission works, but you can be sure I'll be there with my camera. I'm starting a 'Don't Take A Fence' campaign so that it can remain for posterity.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - the fence is an interesting part of a photographic composition, giving great depth-of-field opportunities, as well as creating a frame for the scenic possibilities beyond. Not sure how 'planing' permission works, but you can be sure I'll be there with my camera. I'm starting a 'Don't Take A Fence' campaign so that it can remain for posterity. corporate

11:48pm Fri 5 Oct 12

multitasker says...

A lot of fuss about nothing, you can see through the fence so why moan and groan. It is stopping people and especially children falling in. You will have something to moan about once someone falls in and then you will all be up in arms to have a bloody fence erected.
A lot of fuss about nothing, you can see through the fence so why moan and groan. It is stopping people and especially children falling in. You will have something to moan about once someone falls in and then you will all be up in arms to have a bloody fence erected. multitasker

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