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Fish Island landowner fined for temporary caravan sitings


A landowner which did not cease caravans briefly occupying a website in Fish Island has been fined £24,000.

London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) received authorized motion in opposition to Sagamount Limited, which did not adjust to a planning enforcement discover relationship again to 2019.

Sagamount entered a responsible plea to breaches of planning controls at 616 Wick Lane.

It had did not cease utilizing the land for temporary siting of caravans, in addition to not eradicating garbage and tidying the positioning.

The firm was fined and prices have been awarded to LDDC, the native planning authority, at a listening to at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 5.

LLDC government director of planning coverage and choices workforce Anthony Hollingsworth mentioned: “We are delighted with the result of this case, which sends a transparent message to landowners that they need to handle their holdings correctly and adjust to enforcement notices.

“This case has taken a very long time to be heard, however we’re persistent and can pursue irresponsible landowners whose selfishness causes unfair stress for native communities.”

Joint motion between LLDC and Tower Hamlets Council led to the prosecution, regardless of lengthy delays attributable to the Covid pandemic.

The council used its powers to evict the unauthorised occupation and get the garbage faraway from the positioning. 

A council spokesperson mentioned: “We prioritise making certain that everybody has entry to companies they want and that our neighbourhoods are clear and secure.

“We work to make all landowners conscious of their obligations and take applicable motion to forestall fly-tipping.

“When essential, the environmental well being and environmental companies groups are ready to make use of their full enforcement powers to make sure that the security of our residents and cleanliness of our neighbourhoods is maintained.”