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Walking Street land owners again scuttle demolition plan

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Walking Street land owners again scuttle demolition plan

Head of the Silapakorn consulting team, Thana Jirapiwat, said his group would continue studying other possible ways of redevelopment that will have minor effects on existing facilities and businesses.

PATTAYA:-- Walking Street property owners again have successfully thwarted – at least for now – any move to demolish up to half of the nightlife district due to public-land encroachment, a battle that has been raging for 20 years.

 

At the second public hearing on the 1.5-billion-baht proposal to redevelop the waterfront side of Walking Street into a public park, property owners presented rafts of documents they claim are legal property and land deeds and demanded their authenticity be investigated before any further action on the redevelopment plan occurs.

 

Those same demands and investigations have been made repeatedly over the past two decades with no resolution and, hence, no impact on Walking Street.

 

As early as 1988, 101 structures were deemed to be encroaching on public land and targeted for demolition. But the impact on tourism that demolishing so many of the bars and restaurants would have repeatedly has scuttled any action.

 

A royal decree on land expropriation issued April 17, 2014 confirmed the findings of the 1998 Japan International Cooperation Agency report. But owners of those properties, including some of Pattaya’s wealthiest and politically connected families, stalled any move to demolish the buildings even as Walking Street grew into Pattaya’s best-known and most-lucrative tourist attraction.

 

Read more: http://www.pattayamail.com/news/walking-street-land-owners-scuttle-demolition-plan-158361

 

PATTAYA MAIL 2016-12-16

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Well be careful now, if the army's patience runs out the bulldozers might show out of the blue and level the whole waterside, which I sort of hope they do.

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One Government that seems set on creating unemployment one way or another

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21 minutes ago, tracker1 said:

One Government that seems set on creating unemployment one way or another

 

Tame the walking street a little bit, along with the criminal vermin that are always drawn to ply their trade around sin, vice and the easy money they lure in.  (Think ladyboys braining guys with spiked heels for their bling)   Perhaps families and non sex-oriented tourists will fill the gap.  Notice I said Tame the walking street.  Not do away with it completely.

 

The question is the balance between the easy money from appealing to the vices, against a tougher job to actually compete for money from families with accommodations, goods and services worth paying for. 

 

One of those paths throws Thailand's daughters into prostitution and servitude to the depravity of sex tourists.  The other one may be less lucrative for the Elite who control it all.  I know which way I'd like to see it go.

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I wonder what goodies were in the brown bags for all the big money owners of the Walking Street properties?

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'Walking Street property owners again have successfully thwarted '

 

What does this title imply? That the property owners are a greedy nasty lot that

are standing the way of some glorious new development?

 

Walking street put Pattaya on the map and is Pattayas #1 tourist attraction..

 

Every business in Pattaya profits directly or indirectly from Walking Street..from the noodle stand to the Hilton to dental offices to 7-11s...

Every one with a business or job in Pattaya should stand behind the Walking street property owners to stop any tear down...

 

Every one should take a good long look at how much land would be gained from a tear down..There would be one small narrow stretch of land and a bit more beach and that is it...There will be NO park,because there is

no land for a park,or any other glorious development...

 

Walking street is what it is...Its for sure different from where the tourist come from...Thats why the tourist travel, to see some thing different.

Thats why they have all flocked to see Walking street for almost

50 years....

 

Man....All people involved need think this thing through with a little critical thinking.... 

 

 

 

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53 minutes ago, fforest1 said:

What does this title imply? That the property owners are a greedy nasty lot

Have no idea if greedy and nasty, but NOT rightful owners.

That is the point!

 

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Get that Monk from Wat dammar what ever it is, to sit in walking street then no one in authority will go anywhere near it ?

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1 minute ago, pegman said:

Keep your twisted moral judgements to yourself. 

 

Show me where I have made a moral judgment.  Be specific.  Or go away.

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The law needs to be enforced.  Otherwise, under the table payments continue and corruption is allowed to flourish.  Lots of money being handed around in this area. 

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1 minute ago, whatproblem said:

Isn't this surely a case where 44 could / should be used ?

From the article.

 

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But owners of those properties, including some of Pattaya’s wealthiest and politically connected families, stalled any move to demolish the buildings even as Walking Street grew into Pattaya’s best-known and most-lucrative tourist attraction.

 

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17 hours ago, Rimmer said:

including some of Pattaya’s wealthiest and politically connected families,

 

They may be of the correct color  and as such be regarded as "good" people so no action taken.

 

12 hours ago, fforest1 said:

There will be NO park,because there is

no land for a park,or any other glorious development...

 

one plan I saw for the area

pattaya plan.jpg

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