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Extraordinary meeting over long-running Aylsham Water Mill saga

PUBLISHED: 06:00 03 July 2017

Aylsham Mill, pictured last year.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Aylsham Mill, pictured last year. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Archant Norfolk 2016

An extraordinary meeting will be held tonight to discuss the latest twist in a long-running dispute over land next an historic water mill.

For more than a decade Aylsham Water Mill has been at the centre of a battle between its owners and the town council over its use – with the argument divided between public access to the River Bure and private ownership.

The saga appeared to be over in September, 2015 when Broadland District Council turned down a request to obtain the land without permission.

The compulsory purchase order (CPO) had been requested by Aylsham Town Council, which was eager to give people a chance to access the water and doubtful over the land’s ownership.

The mill owner insisted the land came with the mill he bought in 2004.

Tonight’s meeting is to discuss an ‘adverse possession claim.’ It starts at 7pm and is open to the public.

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