CAMPAIGNERS are jubilant after winning their fight for a controversial quayside to be given Village Green status.

Mistley Quay has been had the status rubber stamped by Essex County Council which could pave the way for a controversial fence to be taken down after a six-year battle with TWL Logistics.

An inspector had already ruled in their favour last November but the final decision had been delayed because of comments by both parties about a railway line which runs along the quay.

Chairman of Free The Quay Simon Bullimore was elated and believes the saga has been worth it.

“The meeting went incredibly well and we are all absolutely delighted,” he said.

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