Eight basement developments halted by planners

Planning enforcement officers ordered work on eight basement developments to stop in a single day, Tuesday 17th March, as developers were failing to stick to agreed Construction Traffic Management Plans (CTMP). The crackdown followed close work between planners and residents who were concerned about the disruption caused by vehicles coming and going from sites including Tor Gardens, Hornton Street and Sheffield Terrace. It’s the first time eight notices have been served in one day for failure to follow a CTMP. After enough evidence was gathered the notices to stop work were served by the borough’s planning enforcement team. This means work has to cease until the CTMP is properly observed.

Cllr Timothy Coleridge, Cabinet Member for Planning Policy, says: “There is no excuse for any developer not to follow the construction traffic management plan they signed up to when applying for planning permission. Their failure to stick to the agreement causes real disruption to residents and will simply not be tolerated. It is important to remember that without these traffic conditions planning permission would not be granted in the first place. I hope that most developers are getting the message that we will listen to our residents and work with them to gather evidence when agreements are not being followed. We will then not hesitate to order work to stop.” .rbkc.gov.uk

 

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