Swanwick boatyard owner goes to appeal

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A BOATYARD owner has launched an appeal after Fareham Borough Council refused him permission to build log cabins on his land.

As previously reported in The News, Tim Hiscock, owner of Eastlands Boatyard, Swanwick, wants to build eight wooden-clad static homes at a cost of £1m and open a holiday park.

Fareham Borough Council refused permission, stating that it would go against countryside development rules and that it would be seen by passers-by.

An independent inspector will now consider Mr Hiscock’s case as an appeal was formally lodged earlier this week.

Mr Hiscock said: ‘We’re hoping the inspector will see that it will benefit the area and that it will not look unsightly.’

A decision will be made in four to six weeks’ time.