Museum's blue fence plans are 'appalling'

PUBLISHED: 11:00 03 May 2014

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AN 'appalling' blue fence caused a bit of a stir at a North Somerset Council planning meeting, after neighbours tried to stop it being put up.

The Helicopter Museum put in planning permission for a 2.4m high fence around its premises, but residents nearby are not happy with the colour.

Cllr Richard Tucker referred the decision to the south area committee, saying his constituents also fear it will introduce a boundary and remove the hedgerows.

Cllr Mark Canniford, who was also at the meeting, said: “The fence is totally unsympathetic, it’s not the principle it is the design of 
it.

“Although there are no residents there at the moment, there will be. I think the type of fence is appalling and I think it should be looked at again.”

Committee chairman Simon Exley said: “The fence is for security purposes and to provide a buffer between new development and the museum. We are not sure about the colour. It is blue and we have suggested green.”

The committee voted to approve the application.

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