Direct Action under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

 

When the owner of a plot of commercial land started using it illegally for caravans and cars this midlands local authority had to take Direct Action under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Direct Action under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

After 12 months of court battles they called in Enforcement Bailiffs to do the eviction.

The Problem

Direct Action under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Some people had purchased a plot of commercial land with planning permission for a small workshop and forecourt. The land was situated close to a large residential estate and a main road.

Over a 12 month period the people had turned the site into an unauthorised caravan site with several caravans and also a used car lot with around 50 cars parked. There was also lots of rubbish and waste dumped on the land.

The local authority had tried speaking to these people, but with no effect. They had then issued Stop notices and Enforcement notices, but the situation just kept getting worse.

The flow of traffic from the business was causing disruption and safety issues on the main road. The local residents were complaining about the noise, the rubbish, the traffic and anti-social behaviour.

After a 12 month battle of appeals and court hearings the local authority had no choice but to opt for direct action under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

The Solution

The Enforcement Bailiffs team of bailiffs, contractors and security personal conducted an operation to remove the caravans, vehicles and other structures.

On arrival our team was met with abuse and threats from the occupants of the site. The Police were in attendance and had to deploy quite a large team to support us.

  • Our recovery vehicles ended up towing a number of vehicles to the local authority’s storage pound.
  • The occupants of the site eventually moved the caravans and the other vehicles off the site.
  • Our contractors removed most of the temporary structures and abandoned vehicles.

The residents of the area were very pleased that this had been resolved and their lives could go back to normal.

Direct Action under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

We can help

Enforcement Bailiffs Ltd has over twenty five years experience in completing land recovery from all kinds of trespassers.

Read more information about our fly grazing horse eviction service.

London & South
0208 090 2439
Midlands & Wales
01733 306 462
Northern England
01325 526 127

read more eviction articles