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EN/0047/14 - 49 Woodlark Road

Meeting: 04/03/2015 - Planning (Item 49)

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The Committee received a report requesting authorisation to take formal enforcement action.


The report sought authority that prosecution proceedings be authorised to for failure to comply with the notice served.


Site: 49 Woodlark Road

Breach: Non-compliance with Section 215 notice issued for condition of land (Enforcement reference: EN/0047/14)


The Committee received representations from the following:

·  Mr Moore

·  Mrs Nichollas


The representations covered the following issues:

  i.  Requested action be taken. 49 Woodlark Road had been neglected for many years.

  ii.  Property neglect led to the following concerns:

·  Structural problems at 49 Woodlark Road directly affected neighbours.

·  Pests/vermin.

·  Cars in the driveway were a fire risk.

  iii.  The property owner was a nice guy who and a hoarder. Problems had arisen due to his reclusive nature, which made it difficult to engage with him. Suggested the Council take action if the property owner were unable/unwilling to.


The Committee:


Resolved (7 votes to 0 with 1 abstention) to accept the officer recommendation to give delegated authority to the Head of Planning and the Head of Legal Services jointly, to take prosecution action on behalf of the Council for failure to comply with the requirements of the Section 215 Notice.