Tough action against Hua Hin beach encroachers/demolition of pier restaurants

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Tough action against Hua Hin beach encroachers/demolition of pier restaurants

Post by buksida » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:10 pm

Hua Hin police and administrative officials will finally take action on 52 structures encroaching on the city’s beach, two years after a court ruling.

The buildings, comprising seafood restaurants, guesthouses and homes, are located from the Fishing Pier on the northern end of Naresdamri Road, which runs parallel to the beach, to Chaomae Tubtim Shrine.

Pol Col Chatchai Riamek, acting commander of Prachuap Khiri Khan provincial police, said on Monday the Prachuap Khiri Khan Provincial Court ruled in 2014 in a case brought by the Hua Hin Municipality and the Marine Department in 2003 that owners of the 52 buildings had violated the 1979 Building Control Act and had to dismantle the structures.

The court also issued arrest warrants for several of the defendants for failing to comply with the Supreme Court's ruling. However, police have not arrested any of them while the Hua Hin municipality has yet to enforce the demolition order.

Pol Col Chatchai said he had instructed Hua Hin police chief, Pol Col Chaiyakorn Sriladaecho, to coordinate with the municipality and report the progress in the case.

Hua Hin district chief Sutthipong Khlai-udom said a joint team of officials would descend on the encroached beach and expedite law enforcement on charges of encroaching on public land and polluting sea water.

Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/crime/1 ... ncroachers
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Post by Big Boy » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:56 pm

It must be a bad news day if they're running that one again. We know it isn't going to happen....................... is it?
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Re: Tough action against Hua Hin beach encroachers

Post by Dannie Boy » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:10 pm

Well they say that money talks and in this case it may be more of a case of who has the biggest purse strings rather that the biggest balls - the fact that it's in the main newspapers is added pressure on the owners of the properties!!

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Post by oakdale160 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:00 am

so all the seafood piers are due for demlition?? big tourist attraction, its what ALL my bkk friends want to do when they come.

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Post by Big Boy » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:22 am

Oh good, if its going to keep a few Bangkokians away, lets hope they do it this time.
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Post by HHTel » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:25 am

It's been over 12 years since the original eviction notices were served. Maybe this time it will happen!

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Post by caller » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:17 pm

I hope it doesn't happen. They've been established for so long and are very popular and I wonder what will replace them? Does anyone know when they first went up? They were here when I first visited in January 2000.
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Post by Big Boy » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:30 pm

Maybe there could be a compromise. Give the owners a chance to buy the beachfront land they have stolen. After all, they've been making a good living from their ill gotten gains.
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Post by NOKYAI » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:27 pm

If it happens it will put the price of the property inland of the road through the roof! From my understanding this is owned by the same big HH families so in the end there may be some good with us getting a nicer promenade with more resteraunts, bars and hotels.
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Post by dundrillin » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:37 pm

Farewell good Thai cooks, hello burger flippers.

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Post by HHTel » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:17 pm

The original plan was to demolish all the beachfront buildings and open up the beach as it is in Cha-am. I know at least one who opened a bar on the other side of the street thinking he would have a beachfront bar! The original eviction notice was for 60 days. A delegation went to Bangkok and the eviction was changed to 1 year's notice.

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Post by PJG » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:47 pm

First came to Hua Hin in 1984. They were there then and even then ripping off tourists when they could get away with it.

They look just as old and decrepid in 1984.

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Post by Khundon1975 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:13 pm

Big Boy wrote:It must be a bad news day if they're running that one again. We know it isn't going to happen....................... is it?
Well BigBoy the day I can walk from our families house on Naebkehardt Road to the Hilton without any obstructions like those restaurants, is the day I will believe it. :wink:
I would love to be able to walk along a nice, clean promenade into town, but as many have said, money talks.
That has been the case when they were first built back in the very early 80's and is still true now!

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Re: Tough action against Hua Hin beach encroachers

Post by caller » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:45 pm

So they've been there from the early 80's. That's some oversight by the authorities, wonder how that could have happened? :roll:

What about the other places on the sea facing side of the road. Are they illegal as well?
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Re: Tough action against Hua Hin beach encroachers

Post by STEVE G » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:37 pm

I've a suspicion that the Junta's enthusiasm for clearing away land encroachments around the country are more about removing potential revenue from local politicians before any elections, rather than an attempt to improve the environment.

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