Extraordinary meeting over long-running Aylsham Water Mill saga

Aylsham Mill, pictured last year. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Aylsham Mill, pictured last year. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

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.

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

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