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Jetty deadline extended

PUBLISHED: 10:38 10 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:15 30 June 2010

THE deadline to object to plans to demolish Great Yarmouth's jetty has been extended until January 29.

It means people will have time to put their case for saving the structure, Nelson's landing place after the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801.

THE deadline to object to plans to demolish Great Yarmouth's jetty has been extended until January 29.

It means people will have time to put their case for saving the structure, Nelson's landing place after the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801.

In last week's Mercury, it was reported that objections to borough council plans to demolish the structure had to be in by January 4 - not enough time given the festive break for written objections, said Margaret Gooch, secretary of Great Yarmouth Archaeological Society which has pledged to lead the fight to save it.

In fact, the borough council says the deadline was always January 15, but that it has been extended to January 29.

Peter Warner, head of planning policy at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: “I am informed the Mercury stated the deadline was January 5 when it was actually the 15th. Readers, I believe, felt that there was a conspiracy afoot when this was not the case.

“In any event and to allow people more time to comment, I have now extended the consultation period, with

the application going to development control committee on February 16. This will allow people more time to make representations should they so wish.”

The Mercury would like to point out that the story was printed in good faith and based on information supplied which could not be verified as the council was closed.


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