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EN/337/14 - 213 Huntingdon Road

16/07/2015 - EN/337/14 - 213 Huntingdon Road

The Committee received an application for planning enforcement action to be taken due to a breach of condition relating to separate use of an annex.


Mr Salam (Occupier) made the following points:

  i.  The annex had originally been intended for use by his Mother so she could live near the family home.

  ii.  Although the annex had been built, it was not used as his Mother passed away. The annex remained empty until circa 2014.

  iii.  As the annex was unused living space, it was rented out to a mutual friend.

  iv.  The current use does not impact on neighbours’ amenity. There are no negative issues eg noise or lack of light. There is no difference in renting out the annex to a family friend compared to it being used by Mr Salam’s Mother.

  v.  Due to the wording of conditions, it is difficult to comply with them in their current form.


The Committee:


Unanimously resolved to accept the officer recommendation to:

  i.  Authorise an enforcement notice under S172 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) in respect of a breach of planning control, namely the breach of condition 4 of planning permission reference number 10/0691/FUL specifying the steps to comply and the period for compliance set out in paragraphs 9.2 and 9.3, for the reasons contained in paragraph 9.4.

  ii.  Authorise the Head of Planning Services (after consultation with the Head of Legal Services) to draft and issue the enforcement notice.

  iii.  Delegate authority to the Head of Planning Services (after consultation with the Head of Legal Services) to exercise the Council’s powers to take further action in the event of noncompliance with the enforcement notice.