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The owner of an Essex garden centre is pleading with the council not to close down its popular Christmas attraction.
For the past five years, St John's Plant Centre in Clacton has ran its Winter Wonderland event.
In 2017, the council ordered the closure of the event citing traffic problems. Winter Wonderland still ran, and nearly a year on, the row rumbles on.
The council claims the event causes traffic chaos, doesn't have planning permission and lacks the license to sell the toys and gifts it stocks.
The owner of St John's disputes the council's claims.
Despite St John's employing traffic marshals, the council says it receives increased complaints about nearby congestion during Winter Wonderland's run.
Councillor Nicholls acknowledges the popularity of Winter Wonderland, but says the council needs to treat all local businesses the same.
St John's Plant Centre will be appealing the enforcement notice by the end of the week. However, a planning inspector will make the final decision on Winter Wonderland's future.
This decision is unlikely to be made before 2018's Winter Wonderland.