1. The club had
legal advice that the structures they complain of are not buildings and did not involve
"building operations" because they are mobile, being a caravan, two containers
on wheels, and a mobile glider store. You will have seen examples of most of these used in
all sorts of places without being classed as buildings. The glider store is unique, but it
is on wheels, and stands on no foundation. It can be and has been towed round the
airfield, and it has been moved elsewhere off site and back again.
2. The disputed land had been used for more
than ten years, which in law makes its use legal. The Council originally told the club it
had planning permission anyway, but they have since changed their mind - they let the club
carry on, telling them that they had no objection, until ten years was exceeded, then
decided to serve a Notice.
If you would like to help the club, you can
write (paper, not email, please) to:
The Planning Inspectorate,
3/06a Kite Wing,
Temple Quay House,
2 The Square,
It is essential to quote the appeal reference
Please send your letter(s) to reach there by
18th September 2001 if possible. Our Appeal is to be heard on October 2nd, but
letters later that 18th September may not be heeded by the government Inspector who takes
the Public Inquiry.
Please pass on to any friends and neighbours
who might also be willing to write in support of the club. Separate letters from
people in one household all count, as do more that one letter in one envelope.