Council enforcement team’s success in combatting unauthorised developments

North East Derbyshire District Council’s planning enforcement team was successful in its appeal to not grant planning permission to two inappropriate and unauthorised buildings on the edge of Dronfield.

The decision by the Planning Inspector, which was in favour of the Council, means many months of hard work by the authority has paid off as the enforcement notice has been upheld and planning permission refused for the indoor riding arena and wooden chalet development at Border View Farm.

The indoor arena was found to be not immune from enforcement action and the council was vindicated in serving the enforcement notice. The large arena building must now be removed within 6 months and the smaller wooden chalet building removed within three months.

North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Cllr Charlotte Cupit said: “We’re pleased that the Inspector has upheld the notices served on these buildings which were causing harm to our landscape and did not have planning permission. These buildings must now be removed and the area restored”.

“We promised our residents and communities of North East Derbyshire that we would protect our landscape and take tough action on works which don’t have the proper permissions, and with the help of our enforcement team, we have been successful in doing so at this establishment”.

“We have made major investments into our enforcement teams at the authority and this decision demonstrates its success”.

“Unlawful developments that are harmful to the environment will not be tolerated by the Council.”