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"I'm just reclaiming my eroded land" says well known restaurant owner pouring cement at Mae Phim Beach


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Daily News Thai Caption: Cement pouring on the beach

 

Daily News reported that officials in Rayong on Thailand's eastern seaboard reacted promptly to complaints made at watchdog Damrongtham that a local well known restaurant owner was building an illegal sea wall on Mae Phim beach.

 

When the authorities arrived a cement truck was making a delivery and migrants were building the wall along a 200 meter stretch of beach.

 

Work was halted immediately.

 

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Restaurant owner Wirisan, 78, said he had title deeds and the wall was within his property.

 

A GPS check showed that it was not.

 

He said that he had been there for 30 years and had been turned down planning permission for the wall by the Sunthorn Phu authority.

 

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He said he is appealing that ruling in the courts and the matter is pending.

 

He explained that strong storms and winds had whipped up waves that had eroded his land at the back of the restaurant.

 

He was merely building a wall to protect his property.

 

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Environmentalist Phuchong Sarisadeechaiyakun said it was a clear case of encrochment on the beach.

 

All work would be stopped while the dispute over the land is decided once and for all.

 

If it proves to be within the confines of the beach then all the wall structures and preparations must be totally removed. 

 

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9 minutes ago, webfact said:

Environmentalist Phuchong Sarisadeechaiyakun said it was a clear case of encrochment on the beach.

Doesn't look that clear.  The restaurant is pretty close to the sand.

 

10 minutes ago, webfact said:

encrochment

Also, what is encrotchment?  Is it similar to encroachment?

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And if the land under his restaurant slips away causing the building to collapse who pays for that then......an ounce of prevention is worth a pound fir the cure. Maybe he should have just cut his building down and built the wall on his edge of the property.

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8 hours ago, BangkokReady said:

Doesn't look that clear.  The restaurant is pretty close to the sand.

 

Also, what is encrotchment?  Is it similar to encroachment?

If you're a dirty bug.er then the former sounds rather tasty haha 🤣

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2 hours ago, eisfeld said:

If the sea is eroding his land then it's very clear because one is not allowed to build on land less than 20m from the high tide mark. And the following 30m must remain 75% undeveloped. Judging by the pictures he's very far from complying with the law. To me it seems greedy and they are risking having all their buildings demolished if someone really wanted to put his foot down...

Couldn't it have originally complied with the law but that distance has closed due to erosion?

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59 minutes ago, BangkokReady said:

Couldn't it have originally complied with the law but that distance has closed due to erosion?

A 50 meter wide strip of land eroded? If you really want to find out you could try Google Earth and go back to previous years and see how much got eroded away. The officials already dispelled his claim to the land based on GPS. GPS coordinates don't get eroded. The simplest explanation as usual is the right one: lots of illegal construction.

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

He said that he had been there for 30 years and had been turned down planning permission for the wall by the Sunthorn Phu authority.

 

18 hours ago, webfact said:

He said he is appealing that ruling in the courts and the matter is pending

The matter is pending while he was pouring?

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18 hours ago, BangkokReady said:

Doesn't look that clear.  The restaurant is pretty close to the sand.

 

Also, what is encrotchment?  Is it similar to encroachment?

Encrotchment is a tangled mess down below

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