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Nine 'obtrusive' huts will be removed from Walmer seafront, the Strand, Walmer,

07 July 2014
by Beth Robson

Nine of the controversial "eyesore" beach huts on Walmer seafront will be removed. 

The decision, made this morning, is in response to complaints to the district council about the crowded cluster of wooden sheds off The Strand. 

Beach huts on Walmer seafront

Beach huts on Walmer seafront

District council press spokesman Kevin Charles told the Mercury: "Nigel Collor, portfolio holder for access and property visited the site this morning.

"They are too obtrusive so the decision was made to remove nine of them."

Mr Charles said the council is aware of a need for beach huts elsewhere in the district.

"We will look into where else we can site them," he added. 

The huts were sited last month and have sparked complaints to Walmer Parish Council and Dover District Council. 

Dozens of Facebookers have condemned the cluttered appearance and the £1,200 annual rent - four times the rent of the present fishermen's huts.

The decision was made prior to a meeting planned for this afternoon by objectors.  

 

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