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Agenda item

Enforcement Of Planning Control: 166 Abbeydale Road

Report of Director of Regeneration & Development Services



The Director of Regeneration and Development Services submitted a report on his investigation into a complaint received concerning a breach of planning control relating to the unauthorised timber canopy on the front of 166 Abbeydale Road.  The report stated that the building was located within a local shopping centre and that the timber and plywood canopy had been fixed above the property’s display window.  It was explained that the owner had been informed planning permission was required to erect the canopy and that, whilst it had been indicated the structure would be removed, the canopy was still in place.




An assessment of the breach of control indicated that the canopy was visually intrusive and did not respect the character of the building or that of properties in the immediate vicinity, in view of the materials used in its construction and as such was considered contrary to Policy BE5 and S10 of the Unitary Development Plan.




RESOLVED: That (a) the Director of Regeneration & Development Services or Head of Planning be authorised to take any appropriate action including, if necessary, enforcement action and the institution of legal proceedings to secure the removal of the unauthorised canopy at 166 Abbeydale Road; and




(b) the Head of Planning, in liaison with the Chair of this Committee, be authorised to vary the action to achieve the objectives hereby confirmed, including taking action to resolve any associated breaches of planning control.


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