Direct action authorised for untidy site

Published Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Ongoing problems with severely out of control garden vegetation and a collapsed roof on the extension of a private property near Bromley Common, has resulted in direct action being authorised.

Since 2014, numerous attempts have been made to contact the owner to resolve the issues but all have been unsuccessful. S215 Untidy Site Notices have since been issued by the council regarding the property in Lower Gravel Road, giving the owner the opportunity to rectify the situation and carry out the work requested.

Concerns that the condition of the private property could have a negative impact on the amenity of the area led to Thursday’s Plans Sub-Committee agreeing the unusual option to take direct action if necessary, as a last resort.