Friday, 7 September 2007

Brothers in arms

For some time now Swanage Coastguard have been trying to get planning permission so that they can build a new base for their operations. We have just received this letter from Ian Brown, the station officer, asking for our support in the planning application. Naturally this is an emotive and sensitive issue for us in Swanage. Please give your support as you see fit!

Dear All

Plan for a New Coastguard Station in Swanage look set to fail as the planning officer is heading for "refusal" for several reasons including the design not being striking enough.

Please take a few minutes to have a look at the plans at;

If you think you can support the application please send your comment via the internet link shown on the application.

If this plan fails then the future of your local Coastguard looks doubtful, as the Agency have spent six years getting to this stage. We can no longer stay at Peveril Point as the lease has run out and with the building being 165 years old we do not fit in it any more and as many of you know we have no facilities there.
Do you want the Coastguard responding from Worth Matravers or Poole to incidents in Swanage Bay and Studland as this could happen.

Please help, and show your support to your local team.

Ian Brown

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