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  1. EastCoastIPA

    Locks Inn

    Not sure that is entirely correct. Colin was a tenant, not a manger. The freehold was with The Green Jack Brewery until Tim got divorced from his wife and then she got The Locks Inn and a couple of other pubs as part of the divorce settlement and inherited Colin as tenant of The Locks Inn. It looks like Tim's ex wife has now sold the freehold to Grain brewery who will look to install a manager or maybe in the future another tenant. I'm assuming that Colin's tenancy was either coming to an end, or he has just decided that it was time for pastures new and wasn't prepared to go through another change of landlord. A shame really because he had the right temperament for that pub in that location, which could be very challenging at times. I'm not a great fan of Grain beers, however they obviously see a future in the pub to have invested in buying the freehold. At least it's future as a pub looks to be secure for the foreseeable and whilst I would rather have seen Green Jack involvement, Grain is better than seeing it closed. I wish Colin well in what ever endeavour he undertakes next, his departure from The Locks is a sad loss along the lines of John and Tracy from The Berney Arms. Five years or so ago they were probably the best two pubs on The Broads.
  2. EastCoastIPA

    BA In Planning Dispute

    I think the residents of Brennan Bank might disagree. They are waiting for their cladding to be replaced because it has failed fire tests. That is a genuine safety issue and concern, not some cheap satire at the expense of the local planning authority. To this day residents of those blocks are not allowed to park their cars in the underground car parks since revised fire safety advice was issued after Grenfell. Wonder what their views might be on this cheap satire? https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/cladding-replaced-five-norwich-tower-blocks-grenfell-1-5743837 I wonder if The Broads National Pike will be calling for a ban on all thatch roofs next? It is satire in the worst possible taste and has done the Pike no favours.
  3. EastCoastIPA

    BA In Planning Dispute

    Marshman, it doesn't happen often, but I couldn't agree more. Am I on your Christmas card list now In the wake of Grenfell the latest Broads National Pike headline is in particularly poor taste! Private Eye is well known for its investigative satire, but it also maintains a very large fighting fund for defending against litigation cases. I wonder how deep the Pikes gills are?
  4. EastCoastIPA

    BA In Planning Dispute

    Sorry but I was starting to feel that The Broads National Pike was getting a little long in the tooth. This latest protraction probably confirms that. It needs to chose when to take the bait a little more carefully for fear of being disregarded! There's a time and a place, this issue isn't it! IMHO
  5. EastCoastIPA

    New Boat From Herbert Woods

    Don't worry in the US from 2020 all electric cars will be required by law to emit some kind of engine noise at low speed to warn pedestrians and especially the visually impaired of their presence. The EU is a little late with their legislation, but it is coming and will also include electric boats. At least all the boats will sound the same. I hear they are going to be using a sample of the engine in the old connoisseur boats.
  6. EastCoastIPA

    BA In Planning Dispute

    No, because it is my understanding that the BA have dealt with Barnes and come to a compromise. It may not please everyone here, but Barnes did not entirely get their own way. There was additional signage applied to the pontoon and limits have been applied to the lengths of boat that can be moored there. Does that please and satisfy everyone, well personally not me, but there has been a process, some compromise and a solution. That case is now dealt with and so the BA move onto this case. The applicant has already received a compromise over the windows, does that mean he should get everything his own way? Again this case needs to be judged on its merits. Just because this person has been able to substitute wooden windows for plastic, would you expect him to be able to do the same in The Ice House which is right on the river front? Yet he could argue that he was allowed to in the other house just behind ice house. I think we would all support the BA in standing firm and not allowing plastic windows in ice house!
  7. EastCoastIPA

    BA In Planning Dispute

    The problem is that the two different materials are well materially different. Cement board being made from cement and upvc windows being made from plastic. Just because he was lucky and got retrospective planning for the substitution of one material for the windows, doesn't give him the automatic right to go substituting other materials. Perhaps he should have saved more money by substituting the roof tiles for corrugated iron sheets, where do you stop? Building control and planning are totally different. Something can be safe to use, but not pass planning due to conservation issues or planning restrictions. The BA is not in a no win situation. It just has to go ahead and enforce the planning application that it passed. It will then just have to deal with any flak that comes its way regarding previous dubious or poor decisions. That alone is no reason for not doing its job properly now, because the next person will only push the boundaries even further until you end up with a free for all.
  8. EastCoastIPA

    BA In Planning Dispute

    Whilst I can understand the point you're making, I still view this as a standalone issue. In football there are many poor or bad decisions by referees, does that mean that all future matches have to be refereed to a similar or more lenient standard? The same with motorsport, especially in F1 these days the decisions of the stewards can seem inconsistent, however each new incident has to be judged on its merits and should not be given any leniency based upon past decisions. I see this as the same for the BA. They need to judge this case on its merits, on whether it breaks the conditions of the application and whether enforcement action is required. What they should not consider is whether there should be leniency based upon previous poor decisions or interpretation of the rules. They need to be allowed to learn from their mistakes, not asked to keep making the same mistakes.
  9. EastCoastIPA

    BA In Planning Dispute

    So are you suggesting that if someone wanted to build a three bedroom extension to their property that effectively doubled the size of their house, as long as it's not near the water, or "iconic" they don't need planning? or perhaps they do need planning, but have an extra amount of leeway to use materials that weren't specified in the original application? At what point does a building become "iconic" enough, or "close" enough to the water to be deemed worthy of proper planning control? I guess you could ask 100 people those questions and get a fair range of responses, therefore perhaps the way forward is to ensure that people actually build what they have applied for and received planning permission for. Retrospective planning permission should be a tool for genuine oversights that actually make very little difference to the end result, not a way to abuse the planning process. All Mr Lodge had to do was pick up the phone and speak to the planning department and ask if he could substitute one material for another, or apply for an amendment before using the material. Planning departments, contrary to popular belief, are quite helpful when asked for advice either before a planning application has been made, or after with a view to direction on what can be altered. They like the rest of us, get upset when someone abuses the system or plays it to their own ends.
  10. EastCoastIPA

    BA In Planning Dispute

    The concrete board I know about Hardie planking does not use any by products. It is made from Portland cement, sand, cellulose pulp and water. Hardie's green credentials are that at least 75% of the raw materials used at each of its manufacturing plants is sourced locally. Another part of It's green credentials are that it is warranted for 50 years, and can possibly last even longer than that if painted and properly maintained. Hardie board is porous and is not entirely maintenance free in the long term, low maintenance would be a better term. To answer your first question, yes in both case it is an abuse of the planning process to use retrospective planning applications. However to use the first as a reason to let this retrospective application through is flawed because then someone else will push the boundaries even further and use Mr Lodges retrospective planning as a reason why their application should be passed. Like it or not each application needs to be considered on its merits, not the merits of who has got away with the most so far.
  11. EastCoastIPA

    BA In Planning Dispute

    Just how is any concrete derived product which produces lots of carbon and greenhouse gases in it's manufacture greener than something grown from the soil that absorbs carbon? Wood is a very green product. I believe what the BA deem as unacceptable is the abuse of the planning process by use of retrospective planning applications.
  12. EastCoastIPA

    BA In Planning Dispute

    Why should it? If Mr Lodge wanted to use concrete fibre board rather than wood then he should have put it into the original application. Too many people use retrospective planning to abuse the planning process. The original application can be found here, including the section where it plainly states "timber boarding to gables" No one forced Mr Lodge to put that into the application. He could just as easily have put timber effect concrete board, but then again the application might have been turned down. He has played the game, taken the gamble and in this instance it hasn't paid off. https://planning.broads-authority.gov.uk/PublicAccessDocs/planningDocs.aspx?doc=/sites/planning/2013/Documents/Development Control/BA20130208FUL/0000c34b-31556bab-55f2-48a9-9b5e-4dd1336abe8d.pdf
  13. EastCoastIPA

    Rascal's Learning to Drive

    Mods: I think the website has crashed and all the threads have got completely and utterly mixed up! Jayfire's pub quiz seems to have crashed with the Rascals driving lesson and all manner of chaos has broken out. Howard, I know you said that was Gracie's picture, but do you honestly expect us to believe that? Not a glass of Red, or a chocolate in sight! and I don't see Jay on the hook!
  14. EastCoastIPA

    An Autumnal Tale

    So is it The Waters Edge then?
  15. EastCoastIPA

    An Autumnal Tale

    Everything feels wrong about it, but The Waters Edge finally?
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