We are trying to find out what legal steps CDC are taking to enforce the removal of the unauthorised garage/woodstore at Hardnips Barn (which was subject to a CDC enforcement notice with a compliance date of October 2017).
We understand that this building is the responsibility of the administrators of Crouchland Farm/ Crouchland Biogas. The compliance date was 5 months ago, and the council record of contraventions in February this year included a note dated 9th January that the building would be “removed in 2 weeks” and it is now a further 6 weeks on from that.
We are concerned for the precedent being set when there is the much larger enforcement of the unlawful AD equipment due by April 2019. After 5 months we have seen no unlawful equipment dismantled or leave site and we are concerned that the date will come & go without compliance.
Any failure by the council to take legal steps regarding the Hardnips woodstore will surely send the message that enforcement action can be ignored with impunity.
Photo 1 shows the 'woodstore' built unlawfully in Ancient woodland. The other photos show the property Hardnips Barn, where the 'woodstore' is found.