Council forces man to destroy building
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development, Legal, Local Government
Council forces man to destroy illegal building
A London council's planning victory has led to a property owner tearing down his illegal outbuilding.
Mr Surenndra Sah had once let the unlawful construction to tenants. He received an enforcement notice to demolish it in 2011. When he failed to do so, he was hit with a £3,500 fine and was threatened with further legal action.
Hillingdon Council officers wrote to Sah on 24 October 2012 following the initial court action, informing him that the structure must be demolished in accordance with an enforcement notice that had been served.
An inspection of the property on Herman Grove, Hayes on 8 November revealed that Sah had finally demolished the building.
Councillor Keith Burrows, Cabinet Member for Planning, Transportation and Recycling, said: "I’m pleased that Mr Sah has finally seen sense and taken the appropriate steps by knocking down the building. We will continue to take action against any property owners who feel they are above the law.”