Eddie Mitchell loses battle over £8,000 decking outside Poole restaurant

Bournemouth Echo: DECKED OUT: The Sevens Boatshed restaurant in Poole Park owned by Eddie Mitchell DECKED OUT: The Sevens Boatshed restaurant in Poole Park owned by Eddie Mitchell

FORMER Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell has confirmed the outside decking at his Poole Park restaurant will be removed, following a government planning inspector ruling.

Mr Mitchell, who spent £8,000 installing decking outside his Seven’s Boat Shed restaurant without prior planning approval, was ordered to remove it by the inspector last month.

Eddie and Brenda Mitchell’s Black Label Events (Poole) Ltd had appealed to the Planning Inspectorate against Borough of Poole’s decision to refuse retrospective planning permission.

Initially, Eddie told the Daily Echo that if Borough of Poole wanted it removed it then ‘they’d better come and take it down’ but, yesterday, conceded: “I’m not above the law, and if I have to take it down, so be it.

“It is just so disappointing because but we’ve had a lot of support from people who use the restaurant and kiosk.

“We’ve collected well over 1,500 signatures.”

The decking will be sold with the proceeds going to former Poole Town FC player Andy Culliford, who has been described as an ‘inspiration’ during his battle against motor neurone disease.

Mr Mitchell said: “If we can make some money for Andy out of all of this, then at least that will be something positive.”

The restaurant’s decking will be cordoned off from next Thursday, before being removed by the following week.

Planning inspector Megan Thomas said: “It unduly harms the character and appearance of the designated heritage asset and discourages the use of public open space.”

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7:28am Fri 14 Mar 14

susi.m says...

At last someone stands up to this man. He is no more than a bully. Well done Poole Council.
At last someone stands up to this man. He is no more than a bully. Well done Poole Council. susi.m
  • Score: 13

7:39am Fri 14 Mar 14

carrrob says...

Yes its about time the buffoon did the right thing poole council planning must be cleaning up there act !
Yes its about time the buffoon did the right thing poole council planning must be cleaning up there act ! carrrob
  • Score: -11

7:51am Fri 14 Mar 14

Red Leader 1 says...

Excellent to see that there is an agenda to remove things that unduly harm the character of our heritage asset which is Poole Park. Top of the list must be its use as a rat run for through traffic which it was never designed for when Lord Wimborne donated the land! Lets see if Poole Council have an appetite for that. Think I know the answer..........
Excellent to see that there is an agenda to remove things that unduly harm the character of our heritage asset which is Poole Park. Top of the list must be its use as a rat run for through traffic which it was never designed for when Lord Wimborne donated the land! Lets see if Poole Council have an appetite for that. Think I know the answer.......... Red Leader 1
  • Score: 18

7:59am Fri 14 Mar 14

abc100 says...

Shame, it's a nice place to sit and have a drink
Shame, it's a nice place to sit and have a drink abc100
  • Score: 28

8:20am Fri 14 Mar 14

CharL89 says...

This is such a shame, was looking forward to sitting out there in the summer. How does it harm the heritage?! Ridiculous. This park needs a bit of life put back into it.
This is such a shame, was looking forward to sitting out there in the summer. How does it harm the heritage?! Ridiculous. This park needs a bit of life put back into it. CharL89
  • Score: 30

8:34am Fri 14 Mar 14

mark.s says...

I tend to think this is more because Mitchell didn't consult or get permission and the council are just peed off, rather than because it genuinely causes an issue for the park's character or heritage.

If Eddie lets it lie for a bit and then asks the council nicely next time, he might get somewhere.
I tend to think this is more because Mitchell didn't consult or get permission and the council are just peed off, rather than because it genuinely causes an issue for the park's character or heritage. If Eddie lets it lie for a bit and then asks the council nicely next time, he might get somewhere. mark.s
  • Score: 21

8:47am Fri 14 Mar 14

canfordcherry says...

It probably infringed the 'human' rights of geese to use the area as a lavatory............
. oh no, I'm wrong, it's another group of vermin that's covered by this legislation.
Seriously though, it improved the look of this part of the Park and will be missed.
It probably infringed the 'human' rights of geese to use the area as a lavatory............ . oh no, I'm wrong, it's another group of vermin that's covered by this legislation. Seriously though, it improved the look of this part of the Park and will be missed. canfordcherry
  • Score: 21

9:32am Fri 14 Mar 14

goatty says...

CharL89 wrote:
This is such a shame, was looking forward to sitting out there in the summer. How does it harm the heritage?! Ridiculous. This park needs a bit of life put back into it.
Might have looked nice but lets not forget it was erected without planning permission. What would you say if your neighbour erected a garage on your land with no planning permission???
Well done Poole Council for standing up to the bully boy of the town.
[quote][p][bold]CharL89[/bold] wrote: This is such a shame, was looking forward to sitting out there in the summer. How does it harm the heritage?! Ridiculous. This park needs a bit of life put back into it.[/p][/quote]Might have looked nice but lets not forget it was erected without planning permission. What would you say if your neighbour erected a garage on your land with no planning permission??? Well done Poole Council for standing up to the bully boy of the town. goatty
  • Score: 5

9:34am Fri 14 Mar 14

goatty says...

Seems like this is not the only battle he has lost.....Seven Developments website has been taken down and Mitchell's house up for sale.
Seems like this is not the only battle he has lost.....Seven Developments website has been taken down and Mitchell's house up for sale. goatty
  • Score: 14

9:35am Fri 14 Mar 14

B.F.G says...

Pathetic decision that flies in the face of public opinion.

Shame on Poole planning.
Pathetic decision that flies in the face of public opinion. Shame on Poole planning. B.F.G
  • Score: 3

9:40am Fri 14 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Well done the council.why should one bully get away with it as the general public would certainly not,him and Ramsden are typical sheisters.
Well done the council.why should one bully get away with it as the general public would certainly not,him and Ramsden are typical sheisters. pete woodley
  • Score: 7

9:46am Fri 14 Mar 14

master plan says...

Protecting the heritage of the park????
Mmm so the car parks and the roads ways was there when it was built?
Protecting the heritage of the park???? Mmm so the car parks and the roads ways was there when it was built? master plan
  • Score: 13

9:51am Fri 14 Mar 14

we-shall-see says...

At his own admission he is not above the law - so why did he assume he could erect the decking without planning permission? Double standards .....

Personally, I have no problems with the decking, but if he had applied for planning permission FIRST, he might not have been in this situation now ........
At his own admission he is not above the law - so why did he assume he could erect the decking without planning permission? Double standards ..... Personally, I have no problems with the decking, but if he had applied for planning permission FIRST, he might not have been in this situation now ........ we-shall-see
  • Score: 18

9:55am Fri 14 Mar 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Please don't feed the Canada Geese. So it say's.........
Please don't feed the Canada Geese. So it say's......... Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -1

10:05am Fri 14 Mar 14

Controversial But True says...

That restaurant has all the charm of a burst hemorrhoid in a public swimming pool!!!
That restaurant has all the charm of a burst hemorrhoid in a public swimming pool!!! Controversial But True
  • Score: -1

10:28am Fri 14 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

Controversial But True wrote:
That restaurant has all the charm of a burst hemorrhoid in a public swimming pool!!!
Nice, that thought has put me off going to any restaurant.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: That restaurant has all the charm of a burst hemorrhoid in a public swimming pool!!![/p][/quote]Nice, that thought has put me off going to any restaurant. Hessenford
  • Score: 10

11:30am Fri 14 Mar 14

jobsworthwatch says...

“It unduly harms the character and appearance of the designated heritage asset" .....and the building doesn't? More like PBC unduly harms the character and appearance of the whole b......y town!
“It unduly harms the character and appearance of the designated heritage asset" .....and the building doesn't? More like PBC unduly harms the character and appearance of the whole b......y town! jobsworthwatch
  • Score: 3

11:41am Fri 14 Mar 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

“It unduly harms the character and appearance of the designated heritage asset and discourages the use of public open space.” Not at all like our annual invasion of 'travellers' then, that our useless council seems powerless to remove when they arrive..............
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............... One rule for the general public, another rule for the law-breaking 'travellers'. Makes me want to puke.
“It unduly harms the character and appearance of the designated heritage asset and discourages the use of public open space.” Not at all like our annual invasion of 'travellers' then, that our useless council seems powerless to remove when they arrive.............. .................... .................... ............... One rule for the general public, another rule for the law-breaking 'travellers'. Makes me want to puke. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 16

12:17pm Fri 14 Mar 14

royeveleigh says...

CharL89 wrote:
This is such a shame, was looking forward to sitting out there in the summer. How does it harm the heritage?! Ridiculous. This park needs a bit of life put back into it.
Let me come and build decking on your front lawn and claim it as my own private property to do with as I please. I'm sure loads of people will love to sit there. I can assure you it won't spoil the view or block access to your home..... Maybe??
[quote][p][bold]CharL89[/bold] wrote: This is such a shame, was looking forward to sitting out there in the summer. How does it harm the heritage?! Ridiculous. This park needs a bit of life put back into it.[/p][/quote]Let me come and build decking on your front lawn and claim it as my own private property to do with as I please. I'm sure loads of people will love to sit there. I can assure you it won't spoil the view or block access to your home..... Maybe?? royeveleigh
  • Score: -9

12:18pm Fri 14 Mar 14

royeveleigh says...

abc100 wrote:
Shame, it's a nice place to sit and have a drink
Let me come and build decking on your front lawn and claim it as my own private property to do with as I please. I'm sure loads of people will love to sit there. I can assure you it won't spoil the view or block access to your home..... Maybe??
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: Shame, it's a nice place to sit and have a drink[/p][/quote]Let me come and build decking on your front lawn and claim it as my own private property to do with as I please. I'm sure loads of people will love to sit there. I can assure you it won't spoil the view or block access to your home..... Maybe?? royeveleigh
  • Score: -12

12:19pm Fri 14 Mar 14

royeveleigh says...

mark.s wrote:
I tend to think this is more because Mitchell didn't consult or get permission and the council are just peed off, rather than because it genuinely causes an issue for the park's character or heritage.

If Eddie lets it lie for a bit and then asks the council nicely next time, he might get somewhere.
Let me come and build decking on your front lawn and claim it as my own private property to do with as I please. I'm sure loads of people will love to sit there. I can assure you it won't spoil the view or block access to your home..... Maybe??
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: I tend to think this is more because Mitchell didn't consult or get permission and the council are just peed off, rather than because it genuinely causes an issue for the park's character or heritage. If Eddie lets it lie for a bit and then asks the council nicely next time, he might get somewhere.[/p][/quote]Let me come and build decking on your front lawn and claim it as my own private property to do with as I please. I'm sure loads of people will love to sit there. I can assure you it won't spoil the view or block access to your home..... Maybe?? royeveleigh
  • Score: -11

12:20pm Fri 14 Mar 14

royeveleigh says...

canfordcherry wrote:
It probably infringed the 'human' rights of geese to use the area as a lavatory............

. oh no, I'm wrong, it's another group of vermin that's covered by this legislation.
Seriously though, it improved the look of this part of the Park and will be missed.
Let me come and build decking on your front lawn and claim it as my own private property to do with as I please. I'm sure loads of people will love to sit there. I can assure you it won't spoil the view or block access to your home..... Maybe??
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: It probably infringed the 'human' rights of geese to use the area as a lavatory............ . oh no, I'm wrong, it's another group of vermin that's covered by this legislation. Seriously though, it improved the look of this part of the Park and will be missed.[/p][/quote]Let me come and build decking on your front lawn and claim it as my own private property to do with as I please. I'm sure loads of people will love to sit there. I can assure you it won't spoil the view or block access to your home..... Maybe?? royeveleigh
  • Score: -10

12:21pm Fri 14 Mar 14

royeveleigh says...

B.F.G wrote:
Pathetic decision that flies in the face of public opinion.

Shame on Poole planning.
Let me come and build decking on your front lawn and claim it as my own private property to do with as I please. I'm sure loads of people will love to sit there. I can assure you it won't spoil the view or block access to your home..... Maybe??
[quote][p][bold]B.F.G[/bold] wrote: Pathetic decision that flies in the face of public opinion. Shame on Poole planning.[/p][/quote]Let me come and build decking on your front lawn and claim it as my own private property to do with as I please. I'm sure loads of people will love to sit there. I can assure you it won't spoil the view or block access to your home..... Maybe?? royeveleigh
  • Score: -7

12:22pm Fri 14 Mar 14

royeveleigh says...

master plan wrote:
Protecting the heritage of the park????
Mmm so the car parks and the roads ways was there when it was built?
Uneducated comment
[quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: Protecting the heritage of the park???? Mmm so the car parks and the roads ways was there when it was built?[/p][/quote]Uneducated comment royeveleigh
  • Score: -9

12:26pm Fri 14 Mar 14

bourne free says...

susi.m wrote:
At last someone stands up to this man. He is no more than a bully. Well done Poole Council.
Why not just let the public use it to eat there own food as it makes the park look far better than a mud patch with goose crap all over .
No fan of mitchell or planning officers as they both have ego problems !!!"
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: At last someone stands up to this man. He is no more than a bully. Well done Poole Council.[/p][/quote]Why not just let the public use it to eat there own food as it makes the park look far better than a mud patch with goose crap all over . No fan of mitchell or planning officers as they both have ego problems !!!" bourne free
  • Score: 5

12:28pm Fri 14 Mar 14

royeveleigh says...

Poole park is all our front gardens and all our back gardens. It was donated to us, the people of Poole, for all our enjoyment. He unlawfully built a structure where he shouldn't have. He even admits he was wrong to do so. He assumed he was better than the law that guides him. As a result he has to pay the penalty for this. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM??? HE WAS WRONG!!
Poole park is all our front gardens and all our back gardens. It was donated to us, the people of Poole, for all our enjoyment. He unlawfully built a structure where he shouldn't have. He even admits he was wrong to do so. He assumed he was better than the law that guides him. As a result he has to pay the penalty for this. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM??? HE WAS WRONG!! royeveleigh
  • Score: -5

12:28pm Fri 14 Mar 14

bourne free says...

royeveleigh wrote:
B.F.G wrote:
Pathetic decision that flies in the face of public opinion.

Shame on Poole planning.
Let me come and build decking on your front lawn and claim it as my own private property to do with as I please. I'm sure loads of people will love to sit there. I can assure you it won't spoil the view or block access to your home..... Maybe??
LAWN / its a mud patch with goose crap on it !!!!
[quote][p][bold]royeveleigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B.F.G[/bold] wrote: Pathetic decision that flies in the face of public opinion. Shame on Poole planning.[/p][/quote]Let me come and build decking on your front lawn and claim it as my own private property to do with as I please. I'm sure loads of people will love to sit there. I can assure you it won't spoil the view or block access to your home..... Maybe??[/p][/quote]LAWN / its a mud patch with goose crap on it !!!! bourne free
  • Score: 8

12:49pm Fri 14 Mar 14

nosuchluck54 says...

The green eyed monster raising its ugly head yet again from the usual pathetic moansters Jealousy is such a terrible emotion when it rules your thinking !
The green eyed monster raising its ugly head yet again from the usual pathetic moansters Jealousy is such a terrible emotion when it rules your thinking ! nosuchluck54
  • Score: 5

6:32pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

Controversial But True wrote:
That restaurant has all the charm of a burst hemorrhoid in a public swimming pool!!!
Now that is a disaster if it happens at Littledown.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: That restaurant has all the charm of a burst hemorrhoid in a public swimming pool!!![/p][/quote]Now that is a disaster if it happens at Littledown. Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

6:49pm Fri 14 Mar 14

X Old Bill says...

goatty wrote:
Seems like this is not the only battle he has lost.....Seven Developments website has been taken down and Mitchell's house up for sale.
'Eight Developments' next?

Does that mean he will have to rename his Cafe?
[quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: Seems like this is not the only battle he has lost.....Seven Developments website has been taken down and Mitchell's house up for sale.[/p][/quote]'Eight Developments' next? Does that mean he will have to rename his Cafe? X Old Bill
  • Score: 2

7:42pm Fri 14 Mar 14

cromwell9 says...

susi.m wrote:
At last someone stands up to this man. He is no more than a bully. Well done Poole Council.
He gets thing done
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: At last someone stands up to this man. He is no more than a bully. Well done Poole Council.[/p][/quote]He gets thing done cromwell9
  • Score: 2

7:45pm Fri 14 Mar 14

cromwell9 says...

X Old Bill wrote:
goatty wrote:
Seems like this is not the only battle he has lost.....Seven Developments website has been taken down and Mitchell's house up for sale.
'Eight Developments' next?

Does that mean he will have to rename his Cafe?
dont be childish
[quote][p][bold]X Old Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: Seems like this is not the only battle he has lost.....Seven Developments website has been taken down and Mitchell's house up for sale.[/p][/quote]'Eight Developments' next? Does that mean he will have to rename his Cafe?[/p][/quote]dont be childish cromwell9
  • Score: -3

9:20pm Fri 14 Mar 14

afcdibby says...

X Old Bill wrote:
goatty wrote:
Seems like this is not the only battle he has lost.....Seven Developments website has been taken down and Mitchell's house up for sale.
'Eight Developments' next?

Does that mean he will have to rename his Cafe?
You do realise that seven developments has been going 22 years.
[quote][p][bold]X Old Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: Seems like this is not the only battle he has lost.....Seven Developments website has been taken down and Mitchell's house up for sale.[/p][/quote]'Eight Developments' next? Does that mean he will have to rename his Cafe?[/p][/quote]You do realise that seven developments has been going 22 years. afcdibby
  • Score: 2

8:02am Sat 15 Mar 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Ok. Remove it then and the diners can stare at all the bird **** instead. This council is living in the dark ages.
Ok. Remove it then and the diners can stare at all the bird **** instead. This council is living in the dark ages. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 0

11:16am Sat 15 Mar 14

Justme8 says...

Shame, I thought the decking made the place more appealing but agree planning permission should have been obtained first. Great to hear that the proceeds of the money received from the sale of the decking will go towards Andy and his battle with Motor Neurone Disease, such a heartbreaking situation. I wish Andy and his family all the best.
Shame, I thought the decking made the place more appealing but agree planning permission should have been obtained first. Great to hear that the proceeds of the money received from the sale of the decking will go towards Andy and his battle with Motor Neurone Disease, such a heartbreaking situation. I wish Andy and his family all the best. Justme8
  • Score: 4

10:31pm Sat 15 Mar 14

carrrob says...

Oh what a shame his house up for sale and seven developments on the rock is it time for lucky eight to appear !!!
And still the mugs will work for him.
Oh what a shame his house up for sale and seven developments on the rock is it time for lucky eight to appear !!! And still the mugs will work for him. carrrob
  • Score: -1

2:34am Sun 16 Mar 14

ashleycross says...

Isn;t this all a bit of a smoke screen for the council having allowed the building to have been put up in the first place. He who shouts loudest to complain about someone else is is usually trying to deflect attention away from himself.
Isn;t this all a bit of a smoke screen for the council having allowed the building to have been put up in the first place. He who shouts loudest to complain about someone else is is usually trying to deflect attention away from himself. ashleycross
  • Score: 0

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