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We are the owners of 'Fische', a 150ft West German Navy Minesweeper built for NATO in 1963. She was towed from Southhampton and taken through Shoreham Footbridge on Friday 13th June 2003.

We applied for planning permission in Febuary 2003 to moor the vessel on our own mooring. She is replacing our previous home, the 120ft M.T.B. 'Lunasea' which sank with all our possesions on January 1st 2003. These plans included all measurements and the planning officers recommmended that they be approved. The decision was defferred at three separate monthly meetings.

We are required to clear the debris from the previous vessels (including 'Lunasea' and all it's contents). Also we had to remove the 60ft tug 'Briget' at the first available high tide.

Having awaited three months for a decision we decided to bring the vessel onto the cleared mooring on the last set of spring tides, having complied with all conditions except the removal of the tug which needed a particularly high tide. At the following planning meeting (23rd June 2003) a committee of seven councilors voted to refuse planning permission on the grounds that the vessel was now too big, even though it fits in the mooring and the measurements were known back in Febuary 2003.

We have six months to appeal their decision. However, at the planning meeting on 18th August a committee of five councilors voted to issue an enforcement notice to remove the vessel from the site, BEFORE we have had our appeal heard.

We believe we have been treated extremely unfairly. We have lived on the riverbanl for 23 years. This vessel is our home and we do not intend to remove her.

If you support our case please sign our petition.

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Latest Signatures

  • 14 November 2015200. Jo C
    Address 62 Ring Road , Lancing Save the fantastic fun Fische.
  • 27 September 2015199. Rebecca M
    I support this petition
  • 16 September 2015198. Jasmin C
    Please reconsider this decision which to most outsiders seems cruel and arbitrary
  • 30 August 2015197. David Pamelaf
    Address Flat 31 St Nicholas Place Emerald Quay, Harbour Way Shoreham We dont believe that the LA planning department have any legal right to deny the right for this vessell to remain where it is. It will add charactor to Shoreham and local residents shou
  • 23 July 2015196. Kevin M
    Address Brighton This boat is an amazing part of English history, one should feel proud to have it near by. I for one, being a architecture student and who has studied the area to a great degree for numerous projects, think that, yes, it is big but the d
  • 12 July 2015195. Karl M
    Address 27 southdown road shoreham i believe this boat adds character to the town
  • 17 June 2015194. Sharon I
    I support this petition
  • 31 May 2015193. Alex P
    Why move it? What's a poor little Fischey done to you?
  • 16 May 2015192. Catherine C
    Address Southwick This is an appalling situation, one that no family should ever have to face, im behind you with every action you take.
  • 08 May 2015191. Daniel P
    I support this petition
  • 27 April 2015190. Ben W
    I support this petition
  • 08 April 2015189. Heather W
    I feel this boat could be an asset to the area and if it is so unsuitable for the area how come so many neighbours support Mr. and Mrs. Cole's application?
  • 25 March 2015188. Miss Mb
    What a shame to think of taking this action. Please reconsider.
  • 13 February 2015187. Rebecca H
    I support this petition
  • 02 February 2015186. Howard Riley
    I support this petition
  • 09 October 2014185. Sheila S
    Refusal should have been made earlier, not a "change of mind" after the event, the boat hasn't suddenly grown!
  • 20 August 2014184. Emma S
    I support this petition
  • 19 August 2014183. Frank H
    I support this petition
  • 30 July 2014182. Andy S
    I support this petition
  • 02 July 2014181. Allen U
    Address 25 Riverbank, Shoreham-by Sea Full support to Fred Polly and family, who could not be better neighbours To hell with the small minded councillors who want everybody to live in little boxes and watch cooking programmes on the telly. As to the oaf
  • 23 June 2014180. Gemma F
    I support this petition
  • 15 June 2014179. Lisa Suarez
    I support this petition
  • 25 April 2014178. Laura P
    Address London Good luck!
  • 07 April 2014177. Robert H
    I support this petition
  • 02 April 2014176. Henry R
    Address Somerset I have been following this story carefully and only have the following comment to make; Will someone in the relevant authority please stand by the original approval? You are making yourself the laughing stock of the region.
  • 26 February 2014175. Damian O
    I support this petition
  • 27 January 2014174. Zoe G
    sorry this is so late! *"*

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Kristin PearsonBy:
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Petition target:
Adur Planning Dept.


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