halts legal proceedings against Burnham pier over demolition
District Council has temporarily halted legal proceedings against
the owner of Burnham-On-Sea pier in a bid to resolve a legal dispute
over whether a shop on her forecourt should be demolished.
100 people have signed a petition supporting the Pavilion's Manager,
Parkin, in her battle with the district council.
first reported last
month that the council had served the UK's shortest pier with
an Enforcement Notice, requesting that a white conservatory, which
is used as a sweet shop, be demolished because it was installed
without permission and is 'out of keeping'.
to Sedgemoor District Council Chief Executive Kerry Rickards,
asking him to step in and resolve the matter.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "Mr Rickards has replied
to me to say the council has halted its legal proceedings while
it investigates the matter further."
am very pleased by this and hope the council steps back and looks
at the whole situation."
is adamant that she does not require planning permission because
the building is a 'Permitted Development' under planning regulations
relating to amusement parks and she adds that the building is
not of out keeping with nearby properties.
added: "I have had lots of people sign my petition - over
100 so far - to give their support. The vast majority can see
we are just trying to run a business and want to keep the Pavilion