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steve
Jan-25-2011 @ 6:27 PM                           Permalink
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hi all,
"A couple have been told to dismantle their floating home on the River Yare near Norwich because it is a house, not a boat."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-12278893



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It's obviously a boat and I hope Peter and Jane go to appeal and win to show these idiots up for what they are.

Bear in mind that the BA are wasting yet more of their apparently overstretched budget on this ridiculous witch hunt.

Insert cr*p joke here

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its not what Id call a boat, more like a shed on a barge, but as they say ....beauty is in the eye blah blah blah

Andy

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I think for once, I have to agree with the B.A this is clearly not a boat in the coventional sense and is a hut on a pontoon.

Dave

If it is to be it is up to me!

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Why dont the BA just leave them alone,they are doing no harm to anyone,its a boat and it floats,I wonder if the BA will take their toll in March,no doubt it will be classed as a boat then.

How much of our tolls is being used to take these people to court.

Put another story on it and make it a wooden floating skyscraper,

BA leave them alone.

I suspect some nosy local has complained again

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Planning has to apply to everyone. The rules are there, and to be fair to all they have to be policed.

An alternative system would be to remove all restrictions and leave us all to get on with it.
At times that system would have suited me just fine. No restrictions and I would be very considerably better off financially. However if someone wanted to build a monstrosity next door to me I am sure that I would not be so relaxed about that system.

If the rules are there we just have to accept it. No one is above the law.


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But Exile, I can agree with what you're saying until you consider this case.

Planning permission is for buildings....this is a boat.  The BA are going
through this because they don't like what it looks like.  This is trying to
prove that a boat *isn't* a boat to suit their own agenda.

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Sorry Manko, I have some sympathy with liveaboards on the Broads, and agree that the rules are too strict.

In this case though, I agree with Andy, Dave & Exile, this dwelling may be "floating", but it's far from being most people's description of being a "boat".

I well-maintained houseboat is a very pleasant sight when appropriate to the setting, and adds interest to the riverside scene.


This one is not.  It looks like something on the Yangtze...


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a boat,as defuined at dictionary.com
quote:"......
a vessel for transport by water, constructed to provide buoyancy by excluding water and shaped to give stability and permit propulsion. ...
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this eyesore only meets one of the above criteria."constructed to provide buoyancy"

i never knock liveaboards as i hope to become one,but if boatyards have to have planning permission for their houseboats then so should this and the location is unsuitable for this type of craft.most houseboats are along a river or in a basin and can only be vieed from the river.
even the hull looks tatty and unkempt not the best advert for tourism, liveaboards that look conventional as long as they are in good order enhance the scene for the passing trade,this ,i am sure would have a reverse effect.


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It's not a boat because it does not have any means of propulsion.
They had better put an outboard on it quickly.

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