Diss Town Council has no time for giant backwards clock bid

The clock has a diameter of six metres, and weighs two tonnes. ANL-150618-104941001
The clock has a diameter of six metres, and weighs two tonnes. ANL-150618-104941001

Diss Town Council’s planning committee has recommended refusal on plans to bring a giant backwards clock to the town.

Hopper Way-based company Reads Property Developments bought the Tobar clock, a one-of-a-kind artefact boasting a six-metre diameter and weighing two tonnes, with a winning bid of £1,175.

The giant Tobar clock is escorted. ANL-150618-104953001

The giant Tobar clock is escorted. ANL-150618-104953001

Committee members recommended refusal on the grounds of its size and siting.

South Norfolk District Council will have the final say on the application.

Radio controlled, it is proposed it would be put up near the main entrance of Diss Business Park, two metres above the ground, and featuring a life-size mannequin wearing constructors clothing sitting on top. It would be put up temporarily, and moved to a permanent position once further development at the site had taken place.

The giant Tobar clock is escorted. ANL-150618-105006001

The giant Tobar clock is escorted. ANL-150618-105006001

The giant Tobar clock is escorted. ANL-150618-105025001

The giant Tobar clock is escorted. ANL-150618-105025001