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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 21-07-2018, 17:50 Thread Starter
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Liverpool Marina - Denial of Planning Approval

Liverpool Marina is still offering overnight parking for motorhomes but their application for planning approval has been denied. The Marina has appealed the decision.


I've received an email from the Marina asking for support for their appeal – closing date 6th Augusst.


This is their email askng suport and offering suggestions why we might support their appeal.:


[img]https://image.ibb.co/n2ry8d/Email_from_Liverpool_Marina.jpg[/img]


I had already written to the Marina giving reasons they might use in their appeal and my letter is in my dropbox, if it might be helpful, at https://www.dropbox.com/s/dhgtrmqr0vgm0lo/Liverpool%20Marina%20Planning%20Denial.pdf?dl=0


I'll be writing to the planning inspector with my support and I hope that others will do the same. It's a little pricey at £15 for 24 hrs but it's waterside city centre – must be worthwhile. Their website is https://liverpoolmarina.com/
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Very short sighted of the planners, do they not realise the revenue that Motorhomers can bring to the city!

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But they are scared ****less of “travellers” turning up and the subsequent adverse publicity. By refusing consent they are covering their own posteriors.

Try suggesting to the Marina that they impose “parking charges” with a price differential between cars and “vehicles over a certain height”

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Sadly many MH users have not helped their own case by overstaying their welcome in various places and leaving behind a filthy mess for others to clear up (usually the Council at their expense).

IMO permission to stop should be limited to say 72 hours with a ramped up price after that so that e.g. the £15 overnight charge would apply for the first three nights and then perhaps increase by £10 each and every night - that would deter people from staying too long.

The Planners may well welcome such a reassurance that users would not stay there like so many so called "travellers" do and the charge would be legally enforceable unlike the "Parking Charges" imposed by companies out to make money.

Just a thought that might be worth sharing (but would be unpopular with some people I am sure).

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I've received an email from Liverpool Marina amending the email address for the appeal.





I've sent my support by letter attached to an email to the amended address: [email protected]



penguin. When councils introduce restrictions they invariably accuse us of leaving a mess behind us and that this generates large numbers of complaints from the public. When I've investigated using the Freedom of Information Act there are never significant numbers of complaints.



Lincs Co Council was probably the worst. They said hundreds of complaints about mess at Huttoft. The true situation revealed by the FoI was two or three complaints (none about mess) and only about 24 for the whole of the county (none about mess). N Yorks said "numerous" for Scarborough- there were none. Fleetwood said "many" - there were none. I could go on.



In the dozen or so I've investigaged the pattern is repeated. The councils say the public complains - the FoI answer is invariably few complaints - mostly none.


The public outrage we're so sure exists about us is just not there.



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Sadly many MH users have not helped their own case by overstaying their welcome in various places and leaving behind a filthy mess for others to clear up (usually the Council at their expense).

IMO permission to stop should be limited to say 72 hours with a ramped up price after that so that e.g. the £15 overnight charge would apply for the first three nights and then perhaps increase by £10 each and every night - that would deter people from staying too long.

The Planners may well welcome such a reassurance that users would not stay there like so many so called "travellers" do and the charge would be legally enforceable unlike the "Parking Charges" imposed by companies out to make money.

Just a thought that might be worth sharing (but would be unpopular with some people I am sure).
"Many motorhomers leave behind filthy mess" I think you are vastly overstating that. Certainly a few might but given the number of motorhomes used by the ordinary public I would think this happens on relatively few occasions, of course one is one to many and I don't have any statistics to back this up. However I doubt you have an to support your assertion either.
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Only what I have seen along Exmouth sea-front and it has been disgusting - while it may be only a small number it seems to occur on a daily basis judging by the mess left there - even in winter so it cannot easily be blamed on others.

I do not like the bans that seem to be being introduced at a rapid rate in a number of places but sadly the evidence has been left in such places and locals are not happy to see it - they feel they are being abused.

To me any such bans are discrimination and I do not approve of that wherever it occurs but sadly until the "big" Clubs such as what used to be the CC and the C&CC unite and fight against it then it will proliferate -sadly both organisations seem content to do a Corbyn and sit on their hands....

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Tom, I appreciate what you're doing there, and I'm trying to support you - but the Web address as given by Liverpool Marina can't be found - I THINK I've put it in correctly.

So I thought I'd use the email option but I really need to quote the reference number etc.

Is there any chance you could copy/paste those bits of info - at present they're in jpeg format.

If it's relatively easy to do I think you'll get more support from the folks here.

Thanks.

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Only what I have seen along Exmouth sea-front and it has been disgusting - while it may be only a small number it seems to occur on a daily basis judging by the mess left there - even in winter so it cannot easily be blamed on others.

I do not like the bans that seem to be being introduced at a rapid rate in a number of places but sadly the evidence has been left in such places and locals are not happy to see it - they feel they are being abused.

To me any such bans are discrimination and I do not approve of that wherever it occurs but sadly until the "big" Clubs such as what used to be the CC and the C&CC unite and fight against it then it will proliferate -sadly both organisations seem content to do a Corbyn and sit on their hands....


Sadly, it is worse than that. They actively involve themselves in support of restrictions being applied.
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Only what I have seen along Exmouth sea-front and it has been disgusting - while it may be only a small number it seems to occur on a daily basis judging by the mess left there - even in winter so it cannot easily be blamed on others.

I do not like the bans that seem to be being introduced at a rapid rate in a number of places but sadly the evidence has been left in such places and locals are not happy to see it - they feel they are being abused.

To me any such bans are discrimination and I do not approve of that wherever it occurs but sadly until the "big" Clubs such as what used to be the CC and the C&CC unite and fight against it then it will proliferate -sadly both organisations seem content to do a Corbyn and sit on their hands....
Sad you have seen that, I live on the Suffolk coast and regularly visit the "hotspots" and also the Norfolk ones too. i have seen plenty of disgusting rubbish left behind by tourists in cars, food waste dirty nappies etc but I can honesty say not by motorhomers. Perhaps you suffer from particularly messy motorhomers but I expect the shortcoming of the few are being used as an excuse for restrictions on motorhomes.
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