Back in July 2010 LBTH Planning Department identified several breaches in planning control in connection with the development of the Eric and Treby Estates.
On 19th July 2010 a rather stern letter was sent to Steve Inkpen (EEH Director of Regeneration) by Owen Whalley (Head of Planning & Building Control at LBTH) expressing concern that:-
“the continued breach of planning control by a large organisation undermines public confidence in the planning system and the ability of the council to properly discharge its function to regulate development in the area”. (download full letter here)
One of those breaches was the loss of open space on Eric Street. Planning Officers came to measure the remaining communal area and found a shortfall of 80 square metres. The car parks on Eric Street had increased in size by 40%. This unlawfull expansion of the parking area was pointed out to Steve Inkpen, Director of Regeneration, back in mid July and on August 16th 2010 LBTH Planning Enforcement wrote to Andy Osborne, the Project Manager at EastendHomes about several breaches concerning the works undertaken on the Eric and Treby Estates setting out a timescale for the area of open space be returned to the size shown in the approved plans A time limit of 2 months was given to comply. (Download full letter here)
October 16th came and went and no sign of any effort from EastendHomes or Telfords to remedy the situation. So now LBTH Planning Enforcement have issued an Enforcement Notice to EastendHomes and Telfords. Excerpts below and full notice here.