Three day Appeal

On the 15th February we returned to the local Hertsmere Borough Council chambers for a three day Appeal against the refusal of our summer wedding marquee. We now await the result from the Inspector.

For well over ten years we have facilitated wedding services in the marquee, taking pressure of our small temple room and the conflict that occurs between public worship and private services. When asked to formalize the use of the marquee, an application was submitted for a two year period, allowing eleven weeks each year for weddings. The Planning Officers welcomed the application and recommended it for approval, however as on previous occasions some locals and the Councillors opposed it, claiming infringement on the Greenbelt. Thus the application was then refused by the Councillors.

The unfairness in all is that it is the only marquee in Hertsmere Green Belt to be refused and the concerns or reasoning appear to us to be unfounded. It has been proven that there is no impact of noise or traffic on the locality, and a tent can hardly be a threat to openness. This is the second appeal for the marquee, as on the previous occasion, which came after the wedding season, the inspector did not want to make a decision about a tent that had been taken down.

Published onTuesday, February 8th, 2011

One Response to “Three day Appeal”

  1. Monica patel Says:

    The manor is in desperate need of a marquee or an out building due to the ever increasing number of deveoteesnand public wanting to have weddings at the temple, there is no harm and there has been no trouble and no noise problems as its a very peaceful atmosphere

    Even local residents come and visit and have been inspired so to refuse is outrageous

    Consider again and approve this request without hesitation

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