An interesting report in the Echo tonight about Canewdon:
“A SCRAPYARD boss operating without planning permission in a protected coastal area claims council chiefs have acted too late to close him down.
At a public inquiry which started yesterday, Dean Fewings argued legal action ordering him to shut down his scrap business was void, because it came more than a decade after he started it.
Mr Fewings, 41, who runs Fewings Services from his green belt home at Pudsey Hall Farm, Canewdon, was given three months by Rochford District Council to stop running the car breakers and scrapyard. He was told to turn it back into farmland in December 2005.
There have also been numerous complaints from neighbours in Pudsey Hall Lane about heavy lorries, noise, pollution and smoky fires…..”
It’s worth reading the full report – and any comments at the end….