Mistley Quay fence campaigners' joy at planning decision

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Mistley Quay fence campaigners' joy at planning decision Mistley Quay fence campaigners' joy at planning decision

CAMPAIGNERS lobbying against a two metre high fence are celebrating after planning bosses enforced a special law which could see the barrier removed.

Tendring Council permanently activated a rarely used piece of legislation at Mistley Quay after receiving evidence a replacement fence was due to go up at the site, which is in a conservation area.

The move, which was passed on Tuesday evening on, October 2, means quay owners Trent Wharfage would have to apply for permission for any changes or maintenance to the current controversial fence.

A temporary Article 4 Direction was granted in April but was due to expire 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.

Campaign group Free the Quay is delighted at the decision, which it said is a step forward to removing the fence.

Now the group is waiting to hear the outcome of its application to grant the area a village green status, which would see the tall metal fence torn down.

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10:58am Wed 3 Oct 12

Freda Quay says...

Finally, Tendring District Council has abandoned its hitherto craven attitude to this spitefully erected eyesore. Now, let's see it torn down and replaced with a more suitable, low-level chain, such as this one at Ipswich waterfront: http://www.geograph.
org.uk/photo/1073503
Finally, Tendring District Council has abandoned its hitherto craven attitude to this spitefully erected eyesore. Now, let's see it torn down and replaced with a more suitable, low-level chain, such as this one at Ipswich waterfront: http://www.geograph. org.uk/photo/1073503 Freda Quay
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10:13pm Fri 5 Oct 12

corporate says...

Not sure if the fence was 'spitefully erected' - one must generate facts, not supposition. And 'craven attitude'? Wonder if anti-fence campaigners can supply facts to support the 'spiteful' and 'craven' claim? If not, how many other claims are incorrect? Right will out, but campaigners lose moral high ground by using such flowery language.

'Eyesore'? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; the fence looks pretty, decked with campaigners' bunting - unique, picturesque, photogenic, thought-provoking - a photographer's dream. Let us not lose this opportunity to admire works of art. I'm campaigning to keep the fence, for this reason alone, let alone the unproven claims, above.
Not sure if the fence was 'spitefully erected' - one must generate facts, not supposition. And 'craven attitude'? Wonder if anti-fence campaigners can supply facts to support the 'spiteful' and 'craven' claim? If not, how many other claims are incorrect? Right will out, but campaigners lose moral high ground by using such flowery language. 'Eyesore'? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; the fence looks pretty, decked with campaigners' bunting - unique, picturesque, photogenic, thought-provoking - a photographer's dream. Let us not lose this opportunity to admire works of art. I'm campaigning to keep the fence, for this reason alone, let alone the unproven claims, above. corporate
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11:50pm Fri 5 Oct 12

multitasker says...

Its a metal see through fence, what are these idiots moaning about. When they fall in they will have something to moan about. There are worse things going on than a piddly little metal fence. You should be ashamed creating such a fuss
Its a metal see through fence, what are these idiots moaning about. When they fall in they will have something to moan about. There are worse things going on than a piddly little metal fence. You should be ashamed creating such a fuss multitasker
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8:00pm Wed 10 Oct 12

sailor9 says...

The complaint is that it makes it dangerous to use the quay for its purpose - mooring boats and coming ashore. It is an eyesore, but a pretty fence would be just as objectionable.
The complaint is that it makes it dangerous to use the quay for its purpose - mooring boats and coming ashore. It is an eyesore, but a pretty fence would be just as objectionable. sailor9
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