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Horkesley Park plans refused
5:50pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
Colchester Council has refused plans to a multi-million pound heritage centre in the Dedham Vale.
Plans to build the Stour Valley Visitor Centre at Horkesley Park were refused by 10 votes to four.
350 people attended the 4h 45min meeting at Charter Hall.
Speaking afterwards, Kate Bunting, of applicants Bunting & Sons, said: "We are extremely disappointed.
“The council’s own planning officers found the proposals to be robust.
“We are mystified councillors have ignored the evidence.”
Stephen Bunting, a senior partner at the firm, added the business plans to appeal the decision as soon as official confirmation is received.
See Friday's Gazette for a special report.