Hole in the ground - breach of planning?

April 5, 2011 by Mike in forum Planning Forum

#62 Mike, 5 April 2011, 21:29

2 Years ago I applied for planning permission to build a barn, it was refused for various reasons. Recently I decided to tidy up the land whihc I had proposed to build on. It was littered with building debris and stone which had been dug out of adjacent land, some pieces weighing in at half a ton. Whilst doing this work I had to dig a hole 3ft across by 1 foot deep to get some more stone out. I ahve now been threatened with an enforcement notice, for breach of planning approval, the enforcment officer says that I have installed footings. Is this right, his first threatening letter was mad before a site visit, and he is still adamant that I am in breach. Any ideas anyone?

#63 Andy Clemence, 7 April 2011, 12:43


As I understand, once the first clod of earth has been turned, this basically means that a planning approval has been implemented. In your case, given that no permission has been granted, I can't see why the enforcement officer has raised issues. I recommend you speak to the officer and ask what the alleged breach is.

Reply to topic

All HTML, except <i>, <b>, <u> will require your topic to be moderated before it is publicly displayed.

Your Name:
Your Email Address:

Your Email Address will not be made public.
Topic Content:

Return to topic list | Return to forum list

The Partner Directory

Click on the logos below to find more about the services offered

Advertise here