Planning permission granted for RNLI's seafront cabin

PUBLISHED: 18:00 22 May 2014

The temporary RNLI Station at Knightstone,

The temporary RNLI Station at Knightstone,

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THE RNLI's temporary lifeboat station by Marine Lake will remain in place for up to three years after retrospective planning permission was approved.

The lifesaving charity moved to the cabin last November after leaving its station on Birnbeck Pier, which was considered too dangerous to use.

The move to the cabin initially prompted criticism from some councillors.

North Somerset Council’s deputy leader Elfan Ap Rees said the only reason the move was accepted was because it came from the RNLI.

But the marine charity countered by saying it had gone where it was told by the authority.

North Somerset Council’s south area committee unanimously approved the planning application last week.

The cabin contains a boathouse, galley and washroom.

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