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They claim its got to stay as a pub they should welcome the plan for holiday makers all they promote wildlife and sailing the ba should be run by someone in tourism they are not planners jokes no toilets no bins no moorings and less pubs ?
Said with Tongue in cheek. Probably a big UNWELCOME sign as well at the beginning of the waterway.
To put birds above humans is ridiculous, what are they in a silent zone or something. Birds live quite readily along with humans. They cost us a fortune in feed here (not on the river). RSPB is a large and powerful organisation and is getting too much say in everything. Years ago they nearly blocked the Sheppey Bridge plans.
To be fair having watched the meeting on line the application was modifies as to opening, music & drink serving time during the meeting & the RSPB said (before the decision was made) that they welcomed dialog with the applicant (which had clearly not happened so far) Subject to seeing the Minutes & Decision Document which is subject to appeal to the Magistrates Court, the reason was Lack of Business Plan & inexperience of the proposed Personal Licence holder for such a remote site. Some of the other published objections had already been resolved. I all fairness the rejection cannot be laid at the door of the RSPB.
Sounds a ridiculous decision far better opened in any form Barney own 90% of the mooring there I’m told so they are closing it I don’t blame them we moored there the other night along with a dozen others it will be a sad loss to many
There is of course an easy solution - Lease the moorings to BA (= income to landowner) BA would then put in the now necessary safety ladders & chains and carry the insurance risk. Job done (And does not stop the Pub or bistro from opening once the reasons for rejection have been met - The RSPB were very clear in their wish to be involved in any future application & application for change of use can be made which should be in line with the BA Local Plan for area.