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Colchester's 'Jumbo' water tower to be sold

Jumbo water tower in Colchester
Image caption An application to develop the water tower was turned down late last year

The owner of a 19th Century water tower said he was putting it up for sale after his plans to develop it were turned down.

George Braithwaite had hoped to create an observatory, museum, offices, flats and a restaurant in the tower - known as Jumbo - in Colchester.

But his application, recommended for approval by Colchester Council, were turned down late last year.

Mr Braithwaite told BBC Essex he was putting the tower up for sale.

Jumbo was decommissioned by Anglian Water in 1987.

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