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.....The appeal was lodged...

We are still waiting for news from the council (01/06/11)

The enforced closure date arrived but an appeal was lodged. The case will now be heard at a date (still) yet to be given. It appears that there were actually 2 enforcement notices served against us with regard to town planning issues & the council charges are double what we originally thought! The planning consultants fee should remain the same, and they thought the hearing would be in a couple of months from this date - 15/12/2010 but there has still been no word.

Please keep your support coming, we will keep you informed, & thank you!

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Further to a meeting with a senior planning official at Romney House Bromley Town Council on 25/11/10. The charity has been advised that they are now again entitled to apply for a certificate of lawfulness to strengthen their case prior to the appeal hearing.

The centre has been informed that the decision of the issue of the Enforcement Notice was taken by Sub Committee members, as the relevant information/documentation in support of a certificate of lawfulness, had not been previously supplied, however they make no reference to the fact that the legal right for this application for the centre was withdrawn by the Council on the 23 November 2009 in writing

At no time has Romney House been aware that the subject was to be heard at a committee meeting, or that there was an official requirement or a deadline for acquiring a certificate of lawfulness. The Notice was received 11 months later?

As the official closure notice has been served, there is apparently no choice now but to follow official channels through a court of appeal. 

Opposition to the presence of the charity appears to be coming from those who do not value the work, achievements or the centre’s location within their community.

 

The Planning Consultants have now been instructed to act on behalf of the Charity.

 

Please consider making a contribution to our appeal, anything not used in fighting the closure notice will directly benefit animals. You already gave them a happy christmas message with your support, anything beyond our original target will very much contribute to their future.

 

 

What harm is a collection of sheds containing rescue cats doing here?

What harm is a collection of sheds containing rescue cats doing here?

Romney House Cat Rescue - owners residence & roadside perspective

Romney House Cat Rescue - owners residence & roadside perspective

The rescue sheds are grouped together, on their own at the rear of the property beyond the EXISTING outbuilding!

The rescue sheds are grouped together, on their own at the rear of the property beyond the EXISTING outbuilding!

Its just a few wooden sheds housing domestic cats!?

Its just a few wooden sheds housing domestic cats!?

apprehensive

apprehensive

afraid

afraid

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