Successful planning enforcement against farm in Roydon

Politics / Tue 10th Oct 2023 at 02:59pm

EPPING Forest District Council (EFDC) issued a planning enforcement notice in March 2021 in response to a planning control breach at Rose Farm in Roydon.

The enforcement notice stated that there were changes to the use of land and buildings from agricultural to residential without permission. This included using the land as a residential caravan site.

Next steps

A public enquiry was held in July and August 2023, with the planning inspector giving their final decision on Tuesday 26 September 2023.

The landowner must now carry out the following actions:

  • Cease residential occupation of the land and buildings
  • Remove all caravans and other domestic items
  • Demolish a building and remove hard surfaces

Robust enforcement action

Councillor Ken Williamson, Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services said:

“The robust enforcement action taken by the council in this instance demonstrates our determination to ensure that planning controls are adhered to throughout the district.

“We take planning breaches very seriously and will fully investigate any reports we receive. The decision taken by the Planning Inspector to dismiss this appeal should act as a deterrent to anyone who may commit similar breaches of planning control.”

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2 Comments for Successful planning enforcement against farm in Roydon:

Alan Leverett
2023-10-11 10:26:02

It's making a stand against residential development on farm land in the green belt on the right hand whilst on the left hand allowing major development of green belt land for greedy developers on Latton Priory and West and East of Harlow. The destruction of the food production by Lea Valley Growers is also a disasters so we have to import salad products from Holland. Being synical I wonder who donates to the police party ????

Alan Leverett
2023-10-11 10:28:01

Should say Political not police. Predictive text cutting in again.

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