The Inquiry into the Village Green Application is due to go on for another 2 days on 25 and 26 July
After 7 days (3 more than originally scheduled), the Inspector heard all the evidence from the 18 witnesses for the application and 8 against (1 for TWL, 6 for Edme and 1 for Gladedale) but ran out of time to complete the Inquiry.
The Inquiry was adjourned until 9.30 am on 25 July when all the parties will get together again at the Venture Centre in Lawford for closing submissions and a site visit.
Simon Bullimore, Chairman of FTQ who have been leading the campaign for the restoration of the Village Green for the people of Mistley said: “The Inquiry heard from 18 witnesses that they have used the Quay for recreational pastimes such a crabbing, picnicking, walking, dog walking, bird watching and painting over the relevant 20 year period. The witnesses all presented their evidence very convincingly and withstood the robust and sometimes lengthy cross examination of Counsel for the Objectors”.
We do not believe that the evidence of the three objectors TWL, Edme and Gladedale is good enough to quash our expectations that the Quay will be declared a Village Green.The Inquiry was very well attended by residents of Mistley, who were particularly numerous on Tuesday afternoon, when Michael Parker of TWL was being cross examined.
COME ALONG AND SUPPORT US AT THE VENTURE CENTRE, LAWFORD AT 9.30 AM ON THURSDAY 25 JULY