Business park expansion and church meeting hall serve rural community

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LadyKiwi
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Business park expansion and church meeting hall serve rural community

Post by LadyKiwi » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:30 am

b]Business park expansion and church meeting hall serve rural community[/b]
2 July 2018

The expansion of a business park within the Tamar Valley AONB in Devon together with the construction of a meeting hall were allowed due to their ability to meet the rural needs of the area.

The appeal sites comprised approximately two hectares of pasture land and although the site fell outside a settlement boundary, an inspector decided that this restriction was out of date and had been aimed at meeting development needs to 2011. A more up-to-date core strategy supported limited development in villages where this contributed to wider sustainability benefits. While the existing business park contained a generous range of floorspace it accommodated many workers who lived within the wider rural area and assisted in reducing out-commuting to Plymouth.

In respect of the meeting hall this would accommodate five families who were members of the Plymouth Brethren and two more families who were moving into the area. The nature of their worship meant that they often shared cars which was a sustainable form of travel, the inspector determined. While the meeting hall would not be capable of being booked by local people certain meetings of the Plymouth Brethren would be open to the public. It would be of modest scale and serve the needs of those living within the village and wider area.
Inspector: Robert Parker; Hearing

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The Questioner
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Re: Business park expansion and church meeting hall serve rural community

Post by The Questioner » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:05 am

While the meeting hall would not be capable of being booked by local people certain meetings of the Plymouth Brethren would be open to the public. It would be of modest scale and serve the needs of those living within the village and wider area.
Talk about economy with reality!

abishag
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Re: Business park expansion and church meeting hall serve rural community

Post by abishag » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:24 am

"...........not be capable of being booked by local people certain meetings of the Plymouth Brethren would be open to the public."

Ah! The old open to the public ploy. Let me rewrite that for the paper and the Brethren handing out half truths.

The meeting hall - which, like all Brethren 'churches' is windowless to remove any view from the outside world or the inside world will not be accessible to the general public unless they go through an unspecified procedure known as 'finding out if persons are 'appropriate' and 'of suitable character'.

When this occurs a decision will be made and in the rare - if not unprecedented event that someone is deemed to be of suitable character, they may be invited to attend a gospel meeting. Not 'meetings'- as threat laden Ministry Meetings and the actual supper (communion) are banned to all outsiders.

At gospels where aliens might be invited to attend, the Brethren have been primed enough to make their words appear as innocuous as possible with references to Jesus and everything. Confusing terms like 'The Lord's Servant,'
Beloved Mister Hales' and 'Our Beloved' will not be used for these sessions so as to not bewilder someone seeking eternal life with an unknown additional deity.

Like it always has been - it's all smoke and mirrors with the PBCC.

twotimothytwo
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Re: Business park expansion and church meeting hall serve rural community

Post by twotimothytwo » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:35 am

When this occurs a decision will be made and in the rare - if not unprecedented event that someone is deemed to be of suitable character, they may be invited to attend a gospel meeting.
This is how Farrer's of London reported the outcome of PDT's bid for charitable status...
Access to worship
The Commission accepted the following:
 a church might employ security measures and ask visitors limited questions to assess whether they were welldisposed
to the community;
 advertising services on notice boards and providing contact details for more information was a legitimate way of
inviting the public to services; and
 the number of attendees at services from outside the community is "not necessarily determinative but the numbers
should not be negligible".
https://www.farrer.co.uk/Global/Briefin ... ethren.pdf

The final five words are the crucial test.

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