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MARINE DRIVE ROAD CLOSURE FOR 'PRIVATE PARTY' HITS OPPOSITION

August 14 2013.

The main seafront road in Seaford, Marine Drive, is set to close on Sunday the 25th of August 2013 for what objectors feel is little more than an ill-conceived and inappropriate private childrens party, with planning permission apparently being granted without any public consultation or regard to the rights of other road users.

Objector Geoff King takes up his side of the story:


"As regards the road closure, this minority group have gone to the LDC Planning Dept. and have got a closure order issued under delegated powers. What is missing from the process is any public consultation prior to the issuing or this closure order.

In other words LDC Planning Dept. took it upon themselves to grant this.

This creates a very dangerous president, as now any minority group with any 'crackpot idea' can go to LDC Planning Dept. and can site this example as president.

From what I can understand from Cllr. Sam Adeniji, this should really have been discussed at a proper council planning committee meeting and he is very kindly proposing to take this up with LDC Planning Dept. on his return from holiday.

Sadly that will not be until after this event has taken place, but it just might mean that the full and proper process with prior public consultation happens in future.

Very unsurprisingly, LDC Planning Dept have yet to reply to my recent email of 11th Aug in reply to their response of last week."



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