October 1st, 2016

Planners take down building on green belt land in Wythall

Planners take down building on green belt land in Wythall Planners take down building on green belt land in Wythall
Updated: 11:05 am, Jun 17, 2016

A BUILDING that was constructed on green belt land in Wythall without permission from Bromsgrove District Council has been knocked down.

The metal structure, which was more than 8ft high and 13ft long, was discovered by planning officers during a site visit in July 2012.

The owner applied for retrospective planning approval for the building in Bakers Lane.

When that was declined and enforcement action was pending, an appeal was lodged but the Planning Inspectorate upheld the district council’s decision and the structure has now been removed.

Bromsgrove District Council’s Head of Planning and Regeneration Ruth Bamford said: “Preventing inappropriate development, including protection of the green belt, is one of the many duties of this council as a planning authority.

“It’s important that the law is followed and it is encouraging that no prosecution was required to resolve this matter.”

Anyone who suspects planning rules have been breached can make a complaint at www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/report-it or to Planning Enforcement, Parkside, Market Street, Bromsgrove B61 8DA. Complainants’ remain anonymous and their details are never disclosed.

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