An Inspector calls….

The man from the Planning Inspectorate came along to Thimblemill Recreation Ground this morning to look at the site as part of the club's appeal against the council planning committee's decision to refuse permission for luxury homes to be built on the site of the woodland.

The Inspector was polite, and introduced himself to those who had turned up to protest against the development, and his willingness to hear their views was in complete contrast to the Club Secretary who refused to allow objectors to go on to the site with the Inspector. It is that sort of behaviour which I suspect has led to the Club being in the plight they are financially, leading to their latest bid to flog off an area of natural woodland.

As one of the objectors said, how long before this old man's drinking club go through the same process all over again and try to sell off the pool?

The upshot of the visit is that the Inspector will make his decision in about 3 to 4 weeks.

Don't hold your breath folks

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5 Responses to An Inspector calls….

  1. hazel shipton says:

    if the old guard at the club had let more people use thir facilities they wouldnt need to flog off their and our countryside area,

  2. Jenny Pugh says:

    Completely agree, Hazel. If they were more open and willing to let the club be used for other purposes such as weddings, then they wouldn’t be bemoaning the lack of funds.

  3. Vicky says:

    The club is used for weddings, and all other types of functions, so your comment is an unfair one jenny.

  4. Christine says:

    Selling off piece by piece is not the answer to the financial woes of the once Great Club . Maybe the Committee should think about the Club as a great replacement for all the Pubs and entertainment hubs in the area that are going one by one and get in a Manager to Market and Promote it . Very Sad

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