Thursday, 20 February 2014

A quickie post — unbelievable!

A photograph which says more than any words can!

The gate has gone! Finally taken down by The Park Estate, some eleven years after they put  it up to block a historic right-of-way.

The photograph below has appeared in this blog on a few occasions. The photo on the left was taken in 1999, when The Park Estate first announced their intention to block the public-right-of-way between Lenton and Nottingham city centre at this point. The right-hand photographs shows the gate they installed in 2003, but did not begin locking until 2009.

Last year, a planning inspectorate hearing into the order issued by the City Council saying that Lenton Road through The Park Estate was a right-of-way, confirmed the Council's decision. Now, finally, the gate has gone.

Thanks to Gail for the top photograph. After all the posturing by some Park Estate residents it has ended with the Estate removing their gate without any fuss. Quite unbelievable. Is this really the end of the affair?

We shall have to wait and see!

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